• Birol Başkan


The question this book seeks to shed light on is, how and why have Turkey and Qatar developed quite a special relationship in the last three years? The chapter elaborates on the question and claims that Turkey and Qatar were in fact unlikely countries to form such a special relationship. However, as the chapter notes, driven by their own interests, the two countries had already aligned their foreign policies on many critical and controversial issues by summer of 2013. What pushed them further together was their isolation in the region for the support they seemed to be extending to the Muslim Brotherhood movement.


Turkey-Qatar Relations post-9/11 Middle East the Arab Spring the Muslim Brotherhood the Gulf Security 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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