The Saudi led blockade of Qatar looks likely to reset relations in the Middle East, forcing Turkey to reconsider its recent foreign policy.
- Turkey is Qatar’s closest ally in the region, a relationship that has been developed through growing military and economic links.
- Turkey’s attempts to mediate the crisis have failed, leading Ankara to take an increasingly Pro-Qatar position.
- Qatar’s predicament raises questions about the future of Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East.
In recent years, Turkey has sought to develop its influence in the Middle East through closer ties to Qatar, with the energy rich Gulf state seen by Ankara as a useful ally in balancing Saudi and Iranian dominance in the region…
To receive the full briefing, please click here to subscribe or become a CEFTUS member.
A basic subscription, starting from £20/month, entitles subscribers to daily news digests and weekly analytical briefings on current affairs in Turkey.
Basic membership, starting from £90/month, provides members with a subscription, other products, as well as access to all CEFTUS’ exclusive roundtable events, typically priced at £50/event.
To commission analytical work on Turkey, Iran, Iraq or Syria, or should you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Photo credit: Yahoo News
15 June 2017