Turkey, Qatar risk losing regional geopolitical influence

Source:The Daily Star Date:25May2019

Turkey and Qatar risk losing geopolitical influence due to turmoil in Libya and Sudan, as regional rivals Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates extend their own reach. Doha, a long-time ally of deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, has silently watched developments unfold in Khartoum following the veteran leader’s ouster on April 11.



Another regional struggle over power is in Libya, where Doha similarly risks losing influence.

While Qatar and Turkey back the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, Saudi Arabia and the UAE support strongman Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled Libyan National Army.