The June 2017 Qatar embargo threw a spotlight on the deepening Doha-Ankara relationship. But trade volumes are modest, and the most ambitious contract to-date is a murky $5.2bn energy sector deal which raises more questions than answers.

The 24 June re-election of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan means the continuation of the country’s key foreign policy strategies. Relief for Doha then, for whom Turkey is an increasingly crucial regional ally given its vitriolic relationship...