Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East

  • Birol Başkan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  3. 9/11 and the Changing Regional Landscape

  4. The Rise of Turkey and Qatar

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      Pages 33-33
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  5. The Arab Spring: The Rise and Fall of the Brotherhood Crescent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-147

About this book


This book narrates how Turkey and Qatar have come to forge a mutually special relationship. The book argues that throughout the 2000s Turkey and Qatar had pursued similar foreign policies and aligned their positions on many critical and controversial issues. By doing so, however, they increasingly isolated themselves in the Middle East as states challenging the status quo. The claim made here is that it is this isolation—which became acute in the summer of 2013—that led the two countries to forge much stronger relations.


Turkey Qatar Foreign Policy Muslim Brotherhood Saudi Arabia Arab Spring Iraq US invasion foreign policy international relations politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Birol Başkan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Foreign Service in QatarGeorgetown UniversityWashingtonUSA

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