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Turkey to Deploy Aircraft and Warships in Qatar
« on: June 17, 2017, 10:10:02 AM »
Turkey to Deploy Aircraft and Warships in Qatar
Prensa Latina
June 9

Ankara, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Under the two military agreements approved in the National Assembly, the Turkish authorities will send aircraft and warships to Qatar, according to official sources.

The main objective will be to deploy members of the Turkish gendarmerie in Doha and form an equivalent body in the Arab country, while also deploying navy and air force troops.

The number of fighter jets and warships will be evaluated based on the preliminary examinations and the report to be made later, according to the official information.

So far the joint military base in Doha has 90 Turkish soldiers, which will increase by 200 or 250 in the next two months depending on the evolution of the situation in Qatar.

With the agreement signed in 2014, both governments set the stage for the creation of a joint headquarters with the goal of 'developing Qatar's defensive capability' through the implementation of training programs and joint exercises, as well as 'carrying out other missions in both countries by mutual agreement.'

After the approval of the treaty by the Turkish Parliament on Wednesday, it is expected that in the next months, three thousand soldiers will be deployed in Doha base.

Several states in the Persian Gulf and North Africa broke diplomatic relations with Qatar and closed its airspace on Monday, accusing it of financing terrorist groups.