Turkey has called for dialogue to resolve the dispute between Qatar and other Arab states.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu while addressing a news conference in Ankara on Monday said his country feels saddened by this development.

He said dialogue must continue for problems to be resolved peacefully. 

Earlier, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar today, accusing it of supporting terrorism and extremist groups in the region.

These countries said they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar and expel Doha's diplomats from their territories.

Saudi Arabia has also announced to shut its land border with Qatar, effectively cutting off the country from the rest of the Arabian Peninsula.

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