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Turkey’s VP: We are friends with those who are friendly to Qatar

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

DOHA – Turkey is friend with those who are friendly to Qatar, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said Monday in Doha.

“We are friends with those who are friendly to our Qatari friends,” Oktay said, speaking at a base in Qatar run by the Turkish Armed Forces.

“But we won’t allow those who look with hostility to our friends,” he added before he went on to describe Qatar as the “land of allies”.

Addressing the Turkish troops in the base, he said: “You are demonstrating this upright position in the military field in Qatar on behalf of the Turkish nation.”

On 2 December 2015, Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan jointly announced the planned creation of a Turkish military base in Qatar; a first for Turkey in the Persian Gulf.

Both Turkey and Qatar support the Muslim Brotherhood and its branches in Libya, Egypt, Syria, Palestine and other countries.

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