Qatar Turkey

June 16, 2017 11:16 AM
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QATAR TURKEY   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has placed himself at the forefront of the defense of Qatar, in the face of Saudi Arabia-led economic and diplomatic sanctions; meanwhile, the US should consider moving its air base out of Qatar, the Emirati ambassador to the US has said, encouraging the Trump administration to use its leverage to further pressure Qatar over extremism. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb, and White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman talk about Turkey's defense of and political alignment with Qatar, and the US military's large base and presence there.