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Turkey to set up Qatar military base to face 'common enemies' - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post


Turkey will establish a military base in Qatar as part of a defense agreement aimed at helping them confront "common enemies," Turkey's ambassador to Qatar said on Wednesday.

Establishment of the base, part of an agreement signed in 2014 and ratified by Turkey's parliament in June, intensifies the partnership with Qatar at a time of rising instability and a perceived waning of US interest in the region.

The two countries, both economic heavyweights, have provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian president Bashar Assad and raised the alarm about creeping Iranian influence in the region.

Both have condemned Russia's intervention on the side of Assad's forces fighting in Syria.

The envoy, Ahmet Demirok, told Reuters that three thousand ground troops would be stationed at the base - Turkey's first overseas military installation in the Middle East - as well as air and naval units, military trainers and special operations forces.

The "multi-purpose" base will primarily serve as a venue for joint training exercises and Qatar was also looking at setting up its own base in Turkey, he said in an interview.

"Turkey and Qatar face common problems and we are both very concerned about developments in the region and uncertain policies of other countries ... We confront common enemies. At this critical time for the Middle East cooperation between us is vital," Demirok said.

One of the wealthiest countries in the world, Qatar is home to the largest US air base in the Middle East, Al Udeid, where around 10,000 military personnel are stationed, though US interest in the region is perceived to be lessening.

Demirok said 100 Turkish troops were currently in Qatar training the Gulf state's military. He did not say when the new Turkish base would be completed.
 

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Turkey will establish a military base in Qatar as part of a defense agreement aimed at helping them confront "common enemies," Turkey's ambassador to Qatar said on Wednesday.
Common enemies .... “¡¡“

The base will be very close from Saudi Arabia,Bahrain,UAE,Oman and Yemen. Non of these countries has a problem with Turkey or Qatar :







The base will overlooks the Arabia Gulf and the " common enemies " could be Iran and its militias :






There is a political problem between Egypt and Turkey+Qatar because MB, but that won't led to any military confrontation. I highly doubt that it's against Egypt.
 

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Common enemies .... “¡¡“

The base will be very close from Saudi Arabia,Bahrain,UAE,Oman and Yemen. Non of these countries has a problem with Turkey or Qatar :







The base will overlooks the Arabia Gulf and the " common enemies " could be Iran and its militias :






There is a political problem between Egypt and Turkey+Qatar because MB, but that won't led to any military confrontation. I highly doubt that it's against Egypt.
Our common enemies are Iranian Mullah, Arab wannabe regime.
 

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Common enemies, huh. Now it's clear that Qatar and Turkay are allied against Russia. And with the military base to be installed in Qatar for the use of Turkey, I cannot say if Qatar will benefit from it or would it be a bane. From what I understand, Qatar is a neutral and peaceful country. But with its alliance with Turkey, that impression has changed. Maybe Qatar should not take a stand on the recent incidents involving its neighbors.
 

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Common enemies, huh. Now it's clear that Qatar and Turkay are allied against Russia. And with the military base to be installed in Qatar for the use of Turkey, I cannot say if Qatar will benefit from it or would it be a bane. From what I understand, Qatar is a neutral and peaceful country. But with its alliance with Turkey, that impression has changed. Maybe Qatar should not take a stand on the recent incidents involving its neighbors.
Alliance of Turkey and Qatar is nothing new.

Just the Turkish military presence is enough deterrence for Qatar's enemies. (Namely Iran). Qatar's stand on recent incidents is clear and it has no problems with it's neighbours.
 
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