Qatar's Minister of State for Defense, Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, Turkish counterpart Noureddine Ganikli

In a statement issued after the talks, the Qatari defense ministry said the meeting dealt with “discussing bilateral relations in the military and defense fields, ways to strengthen them, develop them and share common experiences in combating terrorism and extremism.”
The statement added that the talks also included “the latest developments and developments in the region, particularly the Gulf crisis, the Syrian crisis, the Libyan crisis and the war in Yemen.”
The meeting also discussed, according to the statement, “a discussion of the latest developments of the olive branch carried out by the Turkish army in the area of ​​Afrin in Syria ..”.
The Qatari defense said that the visit of the Turkish military officials to Doha “comes to reflect the depth of the strategic relationship between the two countries and their relentless efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and to maintain the security and stability of the region at a critical time.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly expressed his support for Qatar following developments in the recent Gulf crisis, followed by the deployment of the Turkish army to hundreds of its fighters at the Turkish base near the Qatari capital Doha.


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