And the Plot Thickens . . .
Turkey's parliament has approved a legislation allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar. The bill, first drafted in May, passed with 240 votes in favour, . .
Wednesday's decision is an apparent support for Qatar as it faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the biggest Middle Eastern powers.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar and closed their airspace to commercial flights on Monday, accusing it with financing extremist groups.
Qatar vehemently denies the accusations. It is the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades. . . .
Related - This story has had so many twists and turns since it broke yesterday - following is a good sumary with continuing updates: