Mon 16 May 2022:
Turkey is preparing to manage security at November’s 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced yesterday.
Soylu made the announcement during an online meeting with the chairman of Qatar’s Security and Safety Operations Committee for the tournament, Abdulaziz Al-Ansari, Anadolu has reported.
The Turkish official said recently that his country would deploy “3,000 riot police, as well as 100 members of a special forces unit, 50 bomb-detection dogs and their handlers, 50 bomb disposal experts and other staff” to ensure security for the duration of the World Cup.
Turkey and Qatar have strengthened ties in recent years, with Ankara backing Doha in its dispute with other Gulf states.
Both sides have frequently cooperated on commercial, military and economic issues.
Ankara has trained Qatari security personnel and holds military forces and a base in the country in line with the agreements it signed with Doha in the last 10 years.
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