Turkey to use land route through Iran in trade with Qatar


Published: 2017-08-09 16:44

Last Updated: 2017-08-09 17:00

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Turkish Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi said on Wednesday that Turkey is planning on using a land route through Iran to export goods to Qatar.

He added, upon holding talks concerning the proposed route in Tehran, that technical teams would meet during the week to discuss plans.

Turkey has provided strong support to Qatar since its feud with its Gulf neighbours began in June. This included sending cargo planes and ships to Qatar. Turkey has expressed intention of increasing trade in order to fulfil Qatar’s needs.