>> Turkey's President says demands being made on Qatar by four Arab states are unlawful. A list of 13 orders has been drawn up by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain. Conservatives for Arab peers have been incensed over Qatar's alleged support for Islamists that they regard as threats to their dynastic rule.
But on Sunday, Tayyip Erdogan dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in the tiny state, and said the call to withdraw Turkish forces was disrespectful.>> This approach of 13 demands is against international law because you can't attack or intervene in the sovereignty of a country, according to the international law.
>> It's the President's strongest statement of support in the nearly three week old crisis. Turkey's the most powerful regional country to stand by Qatar. It's sent a 100 cargo planes with supplies since its neighbors cut air and sea links, and rushed through legislation to send more troops to its base in Doha.
>> If Saudi Arabia wants us to have a base there, a step towards this can also be taken, I made this offer to the king himself, and they said they'll consider it. They didn't come back to us since that day, and even though they still didn't come back to us on this, asking Turkey to pull back its troops from Qatar is disrespectful against Turkey.
>> Both Qatar and Turkey backed a Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt before it was overthrown in 2013. The Arab states have demanded Qatar cut any links to the Brotherhood and other groups that they deem to be terrorists, ideological or sectarian.