Turkey will send 3,250 security forces to Qatar Football World Cup

Jan 19, 2022: According to a report by Al Jazeera, Turkey will send 3,250 security officers to Qatar for the football World Cup, which starts in November this year, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, adding that Ankara has also trained Qatari security personnel before the competition.

Speaking at a ceremony in the southern resort town of Antalya on Tuesday, Soylu said the people to be deployed during the tournament would include 3,000 riot police, 100 Turkish special forces, 50 bomb detection dogs and They include operators, 50 bomb experts and other crew.

Soylu added that Turkey has also trained 677 Qatari security personnel in 38 different professional fields, without elaborating on the specifics. He also did not specify what part Turkey would play in the event’s overall security staff for the event.

Turkey and Qatar have strengthened ties in recent years, and Ankara has backed Doha in its conflict with other Gulf states. The two sides have often cooperated on trade, military and economic issues. Ankara has trained Qatari security personnel in accordance with agreements reached with Doha over the past 10 years and has deployed troops and a base in the country.

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