Global support grows for Qatar

 10 Jun 2017 - 8:25

Global support grows for Qatar
Palestinians attend a rally in support of Qatar, at the Qatari-funded housing project in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis on June 9, 2017. / AFP / SAID KHATIB

The Peninsula

With every passing day since three Gulf countries severed ties with Qatar, the support and sympathy for the nation is growing across the globe — from leaders to the general public.

Qataris too are keen to welcome the sympathy towards their country and expressing gratitude in response. 

Yesterday, President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, asked the countries to lift the blockade against Qatar, adding that his country will continue supporting Qatar, and will not leave them lonely".
ِAlso, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called for "an end to the land, sea and air blockade" imposed by Arab countries on Qatar. The United States yesterday urged Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to ease their blockade of Qatar, warning "it is harming the regional struggle against extremism". 

Countries like Turkey, Algeria, and Germany are supporting Qatar and saying this crisis must be resolved through dialogue. 

“This decision taken by Saudi Arabia and its allies will affect only the Arabic World. We ask countries to respect the sovereignty of States”, Algerian foreign minister said in a statement.

Also, thousands of people even from the countries which cut their ties with Qatar are staging protests in support of the country. In social media, the Hashtag “Qatar is not alone” was at third position internationally, where people around the world participated supporting Qatar for its position among Islamic countries and its aid to poor countries. “Such decisions taken by brotherly countries are disastrous for all people of the region, and not for Qatar," said one of the Twitterati.

In Kuwait, most heavily trended Hashtag was "spend Eid holidays in Qatar" to express solidarity with Qatar. “Kuwaitis should spend Eid El Fiter in Qatar to support Qatar against this fierce campaign which has besieged it” said a Kuwaiti twitterati. 

In Turkey, people also staged demonstrations to support Qatar urging the people to not listen to such allegations and fabrications by brotherly countries. 

Qataris on their Twitter accounts appreciated this sympathy and said: “Many thanks to Kuwait for taking these steps. Now Qatar knows who the allies are.” They added that “Qatar didn’t expel a guest, didn't retaliate."

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