Turkey, Saudi Arabia to mull Qatar crisis

IOC hopes Qatar row won't affect Gulf sports development

It's a belief that Trump seems to share.

The showdown in the Persian Gulf over the tiny emirate of Qatar is now well into its second week.

- Turkey's president has said the country offered to set up a military base in Saudi Arabia, while emphasizing that the Turkish base in Qatar would serve regional security. Meanwhile, borders have been shut and flights grounded.

This has drawn attention to an alleged relationship between ISIS and Al Saud.

The latest developments relating to Qatar and Iran mark a further deterioration in the regional security situation, setting up the possibility of a direct military confrontation between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic.

Trump has got little evidence on show to attest the aptitude of alliance with Saudi Arabia, at a time when remonstrations are rising in the capitals of worldwide decision-making, demanding a halt to Saudi Arabia's extremist ideology from sweeping into the Western societies and jeopardizing their domestic security and peace. The Qatari public has rallied in a show of nationalist defiance. "I will stay loyal to the people who support us now".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson contradicted his boss moments before his remarks, saying isolating Qatar is hampering American military efforts to fight ISIS.

This raised eyebrows for quite a few reasons.

And as the stand-off deepens with some African countries including Senegal siding with Saudi Arabia and severing ties with Qatar, the Gambia has opted to remain neutral. Military operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East are planned and executed from there.

But as TRT World's Nicole Johnston discovers in Doha, that won't be easy, and Qatar won't be bullied.

Haifa Said is chief editor of Syria Arab News Agency.

The head of Qatar's human rights committee has denounced moves by several Arab states to isolate his country as "collective punishment" and has appealed to United Nations experts to investigate the impact of the blockade.

On Thursday, the United States agreed to a $12 billion warplane sale to Qatar, reaffirming its support.

"The two sides discussed means of promoting Arab unity and joint action, along with the importance of reaching political solutions to the region's crises", KUNA reported. Trump's statements have not helped. "The policy that is being worked is the Tillerson policy, Trump's comments notwithstanding". "His sons were prevented by Saudi authorities from bringing the body back home, so Qatar took the responsibility to bury him", the Doha official said, as cited by Al-Jazeera.

Al-Jahnawi told Behind the Event programme on Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) that Tunisia supports Turkey's "influential role" in the region, especially in resolving the "unprecedented" crisis between the Gulf neighbours. With all the interventions, there is a great possibility that the other Gulf countries will see reason and ease the sanctions on Qatar.

The problem is that it's not clear that all of the Trump administration actually feels that way.

Last week, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel lamented Trump's bluster over Qatar.

Which isn't to say that the deal doesn't make sense by the twisted logic of US Middle East policy.

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