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Turkey is continuing to be drawn into the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States over Doha’s alleged support of radical Islamic groups in the region. Ankara is strongly backing Qatar and has ruled out ending it’s recently established military ties.

On Thursday, five Turkish armored vehicles and 23 military personnel arrived in Doha as part of an agreement to establish a military base with more than 5,000 soldiers. But the base’s closure is one of the 13 demands Riyadh is making on Qatar, to end the crisis.

Friday, the Turkish defense minister, Fikri Isik, in a televised interview, shot back.

“Re-evaluating the base agreement with Qatar is not on our agenda,” Isik stressed, adding the deployment is not aimed at any other country and should be seen as contributing to regional stability. Commenting on the reported demands for the base’s closure, he said, “If there is such a demand, it will mean interference in bilateral ties.”

The agreement to establish the Turkish military base dates back to 2014 and is part of Ankara’s wider strategic goal of extending its influence.

“It was significant because its gives Turkey a foothold in the region,” notes political columnist Semih Idiz of the Al Monitor website. “But after the Qatar crisis, the way Ankara rushed through legislation allowing the deployment, it’s a very clear and open overt sign of support for the emir of Qatar, what ever the Turkish defense minister says.”

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On Thursday, five Turkish armored vehicles and 23 military personnel arrived in Doha as part of an agreement to establish a military base with more than 5,000 soldiers. But the base’s closure is one of the 13 demands Riyadh is making on Qatar, to end the crisis.

Friday, the Turkish defense minister, Fikri Isik, in a televised interview, shot back.

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The agreement to establish the Turkish military base dates back to 2014 and is part of Ankara’s wider strategic goal of extending its influence.

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