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Turkey Opens First Mideast Military Base in Qatar

Late last month, Turkey’s first foreign military base in the Middle East opened in Qatar to counter what officials called “the same threats.” The threats include increasing isolation for both nations at a time of widespread instability in the region, according to Gulf State Analytics founder Giorgio Cafiero.  The base, he said, is also symbolic, demonstrating Turkey’s move toward greater influence in the region and Qatar’s independence from its powerful neighbors. The return of...

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