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Türkiye to send troops to Qatar for World Cup security upon request

Oct 06, 2022

Ankara [Turkey], October 6: The Turkish parliament on Wednesday approved a motion on sending troops to Qatar to provide security assistance during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
"Upon request from Qatar, a motion was submitted to parliament on Saturday to deploy soldiers in the country for six months to provide security during the football tournament in November," the parliament said in a statement.
The operation aims to "take necessary measures against various threats, especially terrorism, which may affect the security of the event," it added.
In addition to Türkiye, the United States, France, Britain, Italy and Pakistan will also provide security assistance during the World Cup in Qatar, according to Turkish media reports.
The reports said Qatar faces a shortage of security personnel as it gears up for the month-long FIFA football tournament.
Source: Xinhua