Arab and international From 2017-07-01 at 19:20 (Baghdad time)
Follow up of Mawazine News
Qatar announced the continued arrival of "boost" payments from Turkey to the country to join the Turkish forces currently in Doha, which began its functions and training since 19 June.
The Directorate of Moral Guidance in the Ministry of Defense of Qatar, in a statement issued in this regard that "these reinforcements have reached the base of the air, as part of joint military cooperation between the two countries and to activate the terms of the defense agreements between the State of Qatar and the Turkish Republic." According to the statement.
The ministry added that this security cooperation also comes within the framework of the joint defense vision to support efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and maintain security and stability in the region.
The Ministry of Defense of Qatar has announced 18/06/2017, the arrival of the first Turkish troops to the country. They conducted their first military training in the Tariq bin Ziad battalion in Doha.
No official bodies have yet announced the number of Turkish military personnel currently on the Qatari territory who are scheduled to be deployed there later in the framework of bilateral agreements between the two countries.
But the Turkish press has quoted military sources and experts as saying that Qatar had hosted 90 Turkish troops early last month, while Turkey plans to increase their number to 600.
"We do not think sanctions against Qatar are right ... We will continue to develop relations with them," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
On December 7, the Turkish parliament passed a bill allowing the government to deploy units of the Turkish armed forces in the territory of Qatar, which is expected to host a Turkish military base under a 2014 agreement.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt presented a list of 13 demands to resolve the crisis with Doha, including the closure of the Turkish military base in Qatar, which has not yet been officially established.