Arab states that have cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar tightened their squeeze on Friday by putting dozens of Qatar-linked people on terrorism blacklists.
Qatari ally Turkey has approved legislation on deploying Turkish troops in Qatar, signalling support for the Gulf state as it faces isolation imposed by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch adversary Iran.
Qatar vowed on Thursday to ride out the isolation and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region’s biggest diplomatic crisis in years.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, also approved another accord between Turkey and Qatar on military training cooperation late on Thursday. Turkey has maintained good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbours.
The Turkish government however did not specify the number of troops that would go or when they would.