I remember I heard this phrase about Qatar when disputes between it and its ally Bashar al-Assad worsened at the end of 2011. What happened to Qatar also happened to its ally Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish and Qatari regimes bet on the “strategic relation” which has linked them to the new Syrian president since 2004.
What was a mere piece of news became a public behavior clearly seen in the massive transactions and deals in Syria and Iraq. These deals were against the interest of the Syrian and Iraqi peopleRadwan al-Sayed