A Swedish website has revealed that Turkey is preparing to deploy police forces in Qatar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and other major events.
Nordic Monitor said, “Ankara and Doha signed a security protocol to deploy Turkish police units in the small Gulf state during the tournament, which will be held between November and December 2022, and other important events.”
The agreement, which the website that specializes in covering Turkish affairs, obtained a copy of, stipulates the commitment of the two countries to develop bilateral cooperation in the field of hosting major events and exchanging experiences in the relevant security field.
However, according to official data, the agreement aims to build a strategic partnership to prepare for the 2022 World Cup and manage event security.
However, the agreement will not end with the end of the World Cup, because it is valid for a period of 5 years and renewable upon the approval of both parties, which means the possibility of the Turkish police deploying during the other major events that will take place after the World Cup.
The site pointed out that the protocol titled “Letter of Intent on Cooperation in Implementing Major Events” was signed by the Turkish side; Deputy Minister of the Interior, Respected Inge, and from Qatar, Major General Ibrahim Khalil Al-Muhannadi, Chairman of the Qatar Security Committee at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Heritage, on 31 October 2019 in Ankara during the visit of Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
On January 7, 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has personal ties to the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, presented the 10-article agreement to the Turkish parliament for ratification.
Earlier, the site referred to the Turkish government’s plans to reinforce its military base in Qatar with naval and air equipment in addition to ground forces, to expand what began as a small base to the headquarters of the joint forces.
According to the document, Ankara will increase the number of its military forces at its base in Qatar to 3,000. In addition to military personnel, the deployment of police units will increase Turkey’s presence in the Gulf region.
The two countries signed this contract after the resignation of the minister of interior and the prime minister who according to information on social media and podcasts saying that
the prime minister had reservations about The presence of the Turkish forces protecting the throne of Tamim in Doha, and his country opened its dead to the Turkish regime, causing a massive outburst within the Qatari ruling family that has been protected by the Turkish forces present in Doha since 2018.
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