Monday, June 26, 2017

Lines Continue To Be Drawn In Gulf Region

Bahrain's FM in about-face over Turkish base in Qatar

Just over two weeks after dismissing any links between Turkish military's presence in Qatar to an ongoing Gulf crisis, Bahrain's foreign minister appears to have performed a complete u-turn. Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa on Monday accused Qatar of creating a "military escalation" in the regional diplomatic dispute, in an apparent reference to the long-planned deployment…