The Coup and Its Aftermath
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The military coup staged in Egypt in the summer of 2013 cut short the life of the Muslim Brotherhood crescent. This chapter discusses why the rise of the Brotherhood-affiliated political parties and figures was a troublesome development for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The chapter discusses how these two countries waged an anti-Brotherhood campaign and supported the military coup in Egypt. The chapter also discusses how and why Turkey and Qatar reacted to the coup in Egypt differently. Yet, the impact of the coup for both countries has been the same: Turkey and Qatar found themselves increasingly isolated in the region. The chapter claims that to break this isolation, Turkey and Qatar have developed even stronger relations.