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Briefing on Turkey and the Gulf Crisis

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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…

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15 June 2017

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