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What is behind the Qatar crisis?

On 5th June 2017, a series of unprecedented sanctions were imposed on Qatar by a group of Arab nations spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The story has been in the headlines for weeks but what is behind the diplomatic rift and the raft of unprecedented sanctions? Many would point out that there is more behind the story than meets the eye as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, "there is a game being played yet we do not know who is really behind it". So, if its all part of a plot, what are Saudi Arabia and its neighbors trying to achieve?

07.10.2017
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