A sixth batch of troops from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has reached Qatar’s capital Doha Wednesday for the support of the struggle with terror and extremism as well as protecting the stability and security in the region.
Qatar’s defense ministry released a Twitter statement Wednesday saying that the group, which went to Qatar under the military cooperation agreement between the two countries, joined the other Turkish forces in Doha and started a mutual mission with the Qatari Armed Forces.
Last week, Qatar said that more Turkish troops had arrived at a Turkish military base in Doha after Ankara fast-tracked legislation last month for more soldiers to be deployed there. Training at the Tariq bin Ziyad battalion camp has been ongoing since June 19.
Turkey has strongly backed Qatar in the crisis after Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations announced on June 5 they were suspending all ties with Qatar over accusations of terrorism, which were immediately denied by Qatar.
Doha denies the accusations and says measures imposed on Qatar by its Gulf neighbours amount to a "blockade". The Saudi-led camp have since issued Doha with an ultimatum, which includes a demand for ending all military cooperation with Turkey.
The United Arab Emirates reportedly was behind the hacking of Qatari websites in late May which led to boycotting of the nation by Saudi-led group of countries. The UAE hacked the websites or paid for getting them hacked (which is still unclear) in order to post false quotes linked to Qatar's emir, prompting the Qatar-Gulf diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing US intelligence officials
Qatari Minister of defense has criticized the blockade imposed by a Saudi-led Arabian nations' Group as 'bloodless declaration of war'. The minister, Khaled al-Athiyah was quoted as saying in an interview with London based Al-araby Al Jadeed newspaper
Turkey has turned down a demand by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the anti-Qatar coalition that its base in the tiny Gulf state is shut down. Under a Turkey-Qatar agreement, the former has agreed to set up a base, which it hastened after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed an economic blockade on Qatar citing its support to terrorist organizations
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have released a list of terror financiers comprising of 59 individuals and 12 groups in a joint statement. The anti-Qatar coalition has accused Doha of supporting or harbouring terror organizations
Turkey announced new tax measures aimed at boosting defense spending, the finance minister said on Thursday. "The tax raises will be transferred directly to the defense industry fund as the fund is not a part of central government budget," Naci Agbal said in a speech at the Istanbul Financial Summit
Plotters of the July 15, 2016 coup sabotaged health of Turkish Air force F-16 pilots by giving them unnecessary blood pressure control pills, according to a prosecutors indictment regarding Gülenist activities at the Gülhane Military Hospital. Pilots who took the pills were disqualified from flying in subsequent medical tests, according the indictment proceedings
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