In a statement released by QNA, the Ministry of Defense stated that an image of a purported tweet by Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah was “fabricated.”
The message claims that Al Attiyah obtained a confidential document that proved an army officer in the UAE and a Saudi Arabian prince were aware of plans for the coup, but failed to notify the Turkish President.
The defense ministry emphasized that people should only trust information from official sources.
Qatar is a close ally of Turkey, and its foreign ministry recently condemned the Turkish military’s attempt to overthrow the government there, calling it “lawless” and a “violation of the (country’s) constitutional legitimacy.”
Both nations have previously condemned the coup attempt.