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Turkey, Iran Send Food To Qatar As Blockade Continues

Published on Jun 12 2017 12:58 PM in Supply Chain tagged: Turkey / Qatar / International Trade

Turkey, Iran Send Food To Qatar As Blockade Continues

A large number of Turkish food products are now being stocked in supermarkets in Qatar, reports TRT World, following the economic blockade from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East.

There have been concerns about food shortages in Qatar in the last week, after its biggest suppliers cut diplomatic and trade links with the country.

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However, TRT World reports, 'After vowing its full support for the tiny Gulf nation, Ankara moved to send stockpiles of food and water supplies aboard cargo planes.' Qatar's supermarkets are now stocking Turkish products such as milk, yoghurt, juice and chicken.

In addition, Iran has also sent five planeloads of food to Qatar this week, each carrying 90 tonnes of cargo, as reported by the BBC.

Qatar has a population of 2.5 million and is largely dependent on food imports from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Sarah Harford. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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