Qatar must agree to these 13 demands to end the Gulf crisis

The list of 13 demands circulating on social media also says Qatar must cut ties to extremists including the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda and Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.

Moreover, the Turkish parliament ratified the Protocol on Cooperation in the Field of Education and Training for Gendarmerie between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the State of Qatar. No government with any self-respect would submit to these demands, and no one interested in trying to resolve the crisis peacefully would issue such a far-reaching and unrealistic ultimatum.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt had released a joint statement naming 59 Qatar-based or -funded individuals and 12 organizations labeled "terrorist" on June 15.

Qatar's Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request to confirm the contents of the list, and there were no immediate, official announcements of the submission from any of the states involved.

As well as cutting diplomatic ties, Qatar s neighbours closed their air space to Qatari carriers and blocked the emirate s only land border, vital for its food imports.

Launched in 1996 with financial support from Qatar's rulers, Al-Jazeera has over the years grown into one of the Middle East's most influential and controversial media outlets.

According to CNN broadcaster, Al Jazeera said any call to close down the network were an attempt to silence freedom of expression in the region.

The first batch of 25 Turkish soldiers left for Qatar early on Thursday and arrived at the country's Turkish military base on June 22.

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Saudi Arabia has itself been accused of supporting extremist organisations, but it fiercely opposes interests like the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran, which enjoy support from Qatar.

According to the list, Qatar must refuse to naturalise citizens from the four countries and "revoke Qatari citizenship for existing nationals where such citizenship violates those countries' laws".

"Re-evaluating the base agreement with Qatar is not on our agenda".

Moreover, the mere notion of shuttering al-Jazeera - and its multiple affiliates - was deemed out of the question.

To pay an unspecified amount as "compensation".

The Iran provisions in the document say Qatar must shut down diplomatic posts in Iran, kick out from Qatar any members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, and only conduct trade and commerce with Iran that complies with USA and global sanctions.

Qatar supported the calls for change resulting from the 2011 Arab Spring protests that led to upheaval in Egypt, Syria and other Middle East nations, and the network intensively covered those protests.

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