The Future Place of Turkey in the Middle East

  • Birol Başkan


This chapter briefly assesses the future of Turkey’s place in the Middle East and by implication the future of Turkey–Qatar relations. It argues that Turkey’s place in the region will ultimately depend on its willingness and capability to balance Iran in the region. The chapter questions whether Turkey has such a capacity and willingness. Yet, the chapter also prophesizes that Turkey will continue to seek ways to keep, even strengthen, relations with the Arab Gulf states. The rise of new challenges in the region might make Turkey indispensable to improve Arab Gulf security.


Turkey Qatar the Middle East the Gulf Security Saudi-Iran Rivalry 

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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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