Qatari man to fly 4000 cows into country to maintain milk supplies


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Monday the sanctions imposed against Qatar were neither humanitarian nor Islamic, and urged Gulf and Arab countries to solve the crisis. "I especially think that he should lead the way towards resolving this crisis", Erdogan told members of his ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara.

"Qatar has shown the most decisive stance against the terrorist organisation Islamic State alongside Turkey".

The Eritrean government on Monday officially disclosed that it is behind full support of positions taken by Saudi Arabia and its allies over escalating Qatar-Gulf disputes.

The envoys of Qatar and Gulf states were attending the meeting.

Qatar, for its part, strenuously denies the accusations, calling the moves to diplomatically isolate it as "unjustified".

It is brandishing slogans that contradict what Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE had announced when they cut their ties with Qatar over its support of terrorism.

Saudi Arabia on June 5 sealed Qatar's only land border, and the country has been banned from using the airspace of both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Hassan Hassan, a Syria expert, said Qatar has never supported al-Qaida or IS direct.

"The seaports of Qatar are open".

Doha is a major global travel hub, but flagship carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere in the Middle East.

Before arrival, PM Nawaz was briefed about the ongoing situation by the ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.

The port of Dayyer is Iran's closest port to Qatar.

As the Qatari crisis unfolded, Erdogan nearly immediately announced "full support" for Doha, stating that "we don't find sanctions against Qatar right".

To meet the dairy products demand in his country, a Qatari business man has chose to airlift 4,000 cows from Australia and the U.S. to the Gulf desert.

"Qatar Airways continues to operate to the rest of its network as per its published schedules with day-to-day adjustments for operational and commercial efficiencies", he said, without elaborating further.