Turkey opens military base in Qatar
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey's military base began to operate in Qatar, said Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
He made the remarks during his visit to Qatar, Turkish TRT Haber news channel reported Apr. 28.
The relations between Turkey and Qatar will be expanded in all spheres, said Davutoglu.
Turkey's Ambassador to Qatar Ahmet Demirok said earlier that Ankara intends to open its military base in Qatar.
The base will be used to station approximately 3,000 troops, as well as air and naval units, special operations forces, and military trainers, said Demirok.
The base will be opened as part of a "multi-purpose" mission to confront "common enemies" signed in 2014.
The military base will be used primarily for joint training exercises.
"The agreement also paves the way for Qatar to open its own military base in Turkey," added Demirok.
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