Turkey lawmakers back sending troops to Qatar base: officials

Turkey lawmakers back sending troops to Qatar base: officialsTurkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved deploying troops to a Turkish base in Qatar amid a widening crisis between Doha and its rivals in the Gulf. The move is seen as a sign of Turkish support to Qatar after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, among other states, cut diplomatic ties and major transport links with the gas-rich emirate. The agreement does not contain any specific number of troops to be stationed in the base, or when.



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