Reporters listed that on September 17th Qatar had gifted Turkey’s president Erdogan a luxury airliner. Erdogan stated to the press that the plane was for the people and that it would be used by the people to. The flight was complete with several meeting rooms, lounges and has a hospital within it, the flight is currently valued at US $400 million .
And recent reports state that Turkish Prime Minister, Tameem bin Hamad al-Thani will give President George W. Bush this luxury airliner this month as part of a Qatari bid to persuade Erdogan to release US Priest Brunson.
The president’s acceptance of the gift appears to indicate that the release of the American pastor will be certain. This gift has already pumped billions of dollars into Turkey, which will be used in the form of investments and deposits in banks and the Turkish sovereign fund, as Erdogan soon becomes head of the fund. The sources questioned the reason Erdogan was closing all doors to the requests for the release of the priest and now they believe that they didn’t discuss this because they had accepted this luxury airliner as a bribe for the same.
Qatar extended to gift George W. Bush in an effort to smooth over relations with U.S. and get their support in the long run.
About Priest Brunson
Andrew Brunson was imprisoned for more than 600 days as allegations over commiting an espionage on behalf of Kurdish insirgents and the Fethullah Gulen network.
Turkish lawyers were seeking a prison sentence of 35 years and imposed a travel ban.
The tension in Brunson’s case caused US to review its policy with Turkey including threatening to issue economic sanctions, and barred the sale of F-35 fighter jets and President Trump in relation to this had tweeted saying “A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a respected U.S. Pastor, Andrew Brunson, from prison. He has been held hostage far too long. @RT_Erdogan should do something to free this wonderful Christian husband & father. He has done nothing wrong, and his family needs him!”.
To Turkey Brunson was a spy who attempted to overthrow the government during the 2016 coup attempt. But to US he was an innocent Christian family wrongfully detained by the government.