ANKARA, June 14 The crisis surrounding Qatar is
damaging for the Islamic world and Turkey is working to help
resolve the issue through diplomacy, Turkish President Tayyip
Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a press conference, Ibrahim Kalin said Turkey
was sending food assistance to Qatar after neighboring Gulf Arab
states severed ties with Doha and imposed sanctions saying it
supports terrorism and courts regional rival Iran.
Kalin also said a Turkish military base in Qatar, set up
before the regional spat, was established to ensure the security
of the whole region and did not have an aim of any military
action against any country.
(Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by