Turkish troops, military vehicles arrive in Qatar
ANKARAA total of 23 Turkish soldiers and five military vehicles arrived in the Qatari capital Doha on June 22, the Turkish Armed Forces have stated.
“The transfer of five armored vehicles and 23 military personnel at 8:00 a.m. on June 22, 2017 to Doha was completed as part of a troop deploying process by the Turkish Armed Forces to Qatar, within the framework of a legal arrangement between Turkey and Qatar on the training, cooperation and deployment of troops,” said the statement.
Turkey’s parliament on June 7 fast-tracked legislation to allow troops to be deployed to a military base in Qatar, two days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Doha in the worst diplomatic crisis in the region in years.
Turkey has a military base in Qatar that currently houses around 90 Turkish soldiers.