Kuwait has so far invested $1.5 billion in Turkey, according to the Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah’s official consultant in Turkey. The Kuwaiti emir is planning to implement three or four giant projects worth $3 billion in Turkey, said Uğur Akkuş, the group leader of the Sems Turk Kuwait-Turkey investment consultancy company. “A […]

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, “I hope that visa requirements between Turkey and Qatar would be lifted soon. We want to commence a new era in our relations with Qatar like we did earlier in our relations with Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Turkey’s gates are wide open for Qatari investors, tourists and […]

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey, used his appearance in Abu Dhabi yesterday at the World Future Energy Summit to promote the ambitious project, which could supply gas to Europe through a Turkish hook-up with the proposed Nabucco pipeline. Mr Erdogan said the Qatar-Turkey pipeline project was “important” for his country, and “will […]

Israel in Loss

Israel has apologised to Turkey in an effort to defuse a row over the treatment of its envoy in Tel Aviv. Ankara had threatened to withdraw the ambassador unless it received a formal apology from Israel by Wednesday evening. The row began when the envoy was summoned to Israel’s foreign ministry over a Turkish TV […]

Troubled relations with Israel hit a new low when an Israeli protest against a Turkish television series crossed the boundaries of diplomatic civility and turned into an insult against Ambassador Oğuz Çelikkol, in a scene that appeared to be the design of hawkish Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Turkish-Israeli relations have been strained since Israel’s deadly […]

A consortium led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has put the brakes on construction work on the Dubai Metro due to a disagreement over payments, oneof the firms said Thursday. “We are slowing the pace of the construction for the purpose of negotiating the terms of contracts,” said Toshitaka Kawahara, a spokesman for Obayashi Corp., […]

Qatar is one of the leading investors in the agricultural sector in Sudan, says a former minister of irrigation of Egypt. Mahmoud Abu Zaid is currently chairman of Arab Water Council. The Arab world is rich in water resources and agriculture. It’s lands are fertile. This is especially true of Sudan which is indeed the […]

Qatar’s new Islamic art museum, designed by famous American architect I.M. Pei, is the latest effort by this tiny, oil-rich nation to compete with rival Gulf countries for international attention and investment. Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates also have spent billions during the last decade to transform themselves from small desert […]

Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani told Erdogan that his country desired to organize an international conference on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip in the coming days, and asked for Turkey’s support for such an initiative, the Anatolian Agency reported. Al-Thani also said Qatar highly appreciated Turkey’s sensitivity regarding regional peace and the […]

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today ended his two-day official trip to Qatar with a visit to the Islamic Arts Museum here. He and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah accompanied by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim and several Cabinet ministers spent about an hour at the museum. Abdullah showed […]