Turkey Fights US-Saudi Plot Against Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has deployed three,000 troops to Qatar to combat again in opposition to the determined US-Saudi plot to isolate and destroy the nation.

Qatar got here underneath fireplace from the Gulf states final week over its alleged help for terrorism. Even although Saudi Arabia is provably the world’s primary supporter of terrorism, Qatar was made a scapegoat by the Arab states.

Voanews.com reviews: Erdogan reportedly tried to intervene after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen minimize diplomatic ties Monday with Qatar and took different measures to strain it. He then convened a particular session of Parliament on Wednesday night time to authorize the dispatch of as much as three,000 troops to Qatar and maintain army workouts with the nation.

Saying each nations confronted the “same threats,” Turkey agreed final 12 months to open a army base in Doha and had already dispatched 150-300 troops there. The agreements that had been finalized Wednesday had been signed in 2016 however had not but been permitted earlier than all of a sudden being pushed to the highest of Parliament’s agenda.

Risky enterprise

The transfer carries some threat for Turkey, significantly if Saudi Arabia assaults or annexes Qatar.

“If there is Qatar on one side and the rest of the Gulf states on the other, one must be very careful,” stated Dr. Ali Faik Demir, a member of the Galatasaray University International Relations Department. “Meaning that no state can be brave enough to take on the Gulf states in investment and economic relations-wise by standing with Qatar.”

While the troops usually are not anticipated to combat for Qatar ought to hostilities get away, Demir says Turkey ought to have averted the appearances of giving Qatar army help when it might mediate the disaster.

“Turkey is in a position to become a key in peace in Middle East and other subjects when one considers her America and West relations, even Russia relations, and especially the delicate Iranian balances and how she is an important power in the Muslim world and in the Middle East,” Demir advised VOA Turkish.

Qatar wants fast answer

Kadir Has University professor Serhat Guvenc says Qatar will undergo badly if the disaster shouldn’t be solved in a short while, and if the disaster continues it will influence Turkey adversely attributable to its help of Qatar.

But Turkey’s resolution is also an financial one.

Qatar has just lately developed into one of the crucial energetic traders in Turkey’s financial system. Economists estimate Qatar has invested $19 billion in Turkey, shopping for Digiturk and Finansbank within the final two years. Turkish protection business big BMC additionally has a Qatari partnership, and Qatari Emir Sheik Temim purchased the costliest a part of the Bosphorus in 2015.

In December 2015, Turkey reached a long-term deal to purchase liquefied pure fuel from Qatar. Bilateral commerce totaled $710 million final 12 months.