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Turkey Plans to Send Police and Troops to Qatar for World Cup

  • Turkish government seeking parliamentary approval for soldiers
  • Turkey to be part of multi-country force at World Cup in Qatar

Turkey plans to send soldiers and policemen to bolster security at the World Cup being held in Qatar from next month.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government on Saturday asked parliament to approve the deployment of an unspecified number of additional troops in Qatar for six months. Turkey already has an army base in Qatar and can deploy roughly 250 personnel there under a 2021 agreement.