Turkey plans to trade with Qatar via Iran

Added On August 7, 2017

Turkish economy minister says Turkey, Iran and Qatar are discussing using Iran's land route to facilitate trade between Qatar and Turkey.
The minister was quoted by Turkish local media, saying that the three countries are discussing about alternatives to land trade routes with Qatar, and the easiest way is passing through Iran.
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed diplomatic relations with Qatar.
They also imposed a blockade on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and extremism, which Doha has repeatedly denied.
Turkey has strongly backed its ally Qatar after the Gulf diplomatic crisis, by not only providing economic help, but also deploying troops and holding joint military drills in Persian Gulf.