After the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) decided to deploy troops in Qatar, Pakistan also took action to send soldiers to Qatar. Pakistan has passed a motion to send twenty thousand soldiers to Qatar.
Turkish jets, troops to be sent to Qatar
Within the framework of the two military agreements ratified by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Turkish gendarmerie will be deployed to Qatar's capital Doha, followed by Turkish warplanes and warships.The primary target is to deploy the Turkish Gendarmerie in Doha and train the Qatari Gendarmerie. The Turkish Armed Forces' Land, Sea and Air troops will also be deployed.The number of Turkish warplanes and warships going to the base will be determined by the evaluations according to the report to be prepared once the preliminary examinations are carried out.In the coming days, a leading delegation is expected to travel to Qatar and conduct a detailed review of the temporarily stationed 90 Turkish troops.After the review, Turkish soldiers will be sent to Qatar at certain intervals.According to the Hürriyet newspaper, officials said that in the first phase, 200-250 troops are to be dispatched within the first two months, but that the timeframe and number could change in line with developments.Turkey and Qatar had previously come to an agreement on the deployment of Turkish troops to Qatar.The agreements were not ratified and were not on the agenda of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey because Qatar had not chosen an official base. Turkey's president ratifies Qatar military deals
Turkey launched diplomatic initiatives to defuse the tension in the region after nine countries, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar, and tried to impose an embargo on the country. Within this framework, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke to the leaders of the countries in the region, and called for dialogue for settlement of the crisis. Turkey’s parliament ratified the decision of sending troops to the region, within the framework of the military base agreement which was agreed to by Qatar and Turkey in 2014, and was signed in 2015.
Turkey, Pakistan will also provide support to defusing the tension in the region, by sending twenty thousand soldiers to Qatar.
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Qatar's foreign minister on Friday described Arab powers' "blockade" of his country as a violation of international law and said there was an attempt to mobilise international opinion against the Gulf emirate."These procedures that were taken have clear violations of international law and international humanitarian law,"Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told a joint news conference with his German counterpart during a visit to Germany"They will not have a positive impact on the region but a negative one," he added. Four Arab states that cut ties with Qatar this week over its alleged support of terrorism on Friday designated as terrorists dozens of people with alleged links to Qatar, intensifying a row that threatens the region's stability.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain branded as terrorists 59 people, including Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi.Their joint statement also listed 12 entities, among them Qatari-funded charities Qatar Charity and Eid Charity, as having terrorist links.Turkish jets, troops to be sent to QatarArab states issue Qatar 'terror list'Turkey's president ratifies Qatar military deals
Turkey's president ratifies Qatar military deals
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan late on Thursday ratified two deals on deploying Turkish troops in Qatar and training the Gulf nation's gendarmerie, according to the presidency.Turkey’s parliament had earlier ratified the agreements on Wednesday. The votes came just days after five Arab countries cut ties with the Gulf state.The deal on deploying troops on Qatari soil, aimed at improving the country's armed forces and boosting military cooperation, had been signed in April in Doha.Under the bill, the two countries’ armies will also be able to carry out joint exercises. The move aims to contribute to regional and world peace.In addition, Turkish gendarmes will be able to train Qatari forces, under another deal between the two countries’ interior ministries in December 2015.'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister saysOn Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen cut ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.Qatar denied the accusations, calling the move "unjustified".The escalation came two weeks after the website of Qatar’s official news agency was allegedly hacked by unknown individuals who reportedly published statements attributed to the country’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.The incident triggered a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors.