After the last of Beijing diplomats departed the Chinese consulate in Houston, law enforcement cordoned off the area and US officials were seen entering the complex after using tools to force open a door.
Addressing the Justice and Development (AK) Party's parliamentary group meeting in Ankara on Tuesday, Erdogan said Turkey will continue towards stability and peace in the Gulf region with an increased determination.
During his visit, Erdogan met with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, who said Qatar is open to dialogue with Gulf countries so long as Qatar's sovereignty is respected.
In an exclusive interview, Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al Attiyah tells us that the dispute with Gulf states goes back to 1996. He says the Emir of Qatar's policies are not anti-GCC, and all accusations against Qatar are untrue.
Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed ties with Qatar since June 5, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and Iran. Qatar denies the allegations.
In a row that started with the US seizure of property and expelling diplomats, Russia is apparently considering doing the same to the US.
For years now, Saudis and Emirates have expressed frustration over Qatar's foreign policy. The current diplomatic rift has its roots in the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, where Qataris refused to toe the Saudi line.
Markets tumbled on news of Qatar's falling out with several of its Arab neighbours. The main stock index fell over 7 percent. Oil prices were up. And sport has been affected.
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