Turkey Establishing Military Base in Qatar

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    Turkey ‘to establish military base in Qatar’

    “Turkish and Qatari armies conducted their first joint military drill. Some of our soldiers, who will be deployed at a military base to be established in Qatar, have started their duties,” Erdogan was cited as saying in the Turkish Daily Sabah.

    The base would we Turkey’s first in the Gulf region.

    Erdogan also said that Turkey views positively possible investment in LNG storage projects with Qatar, hinting that its troubled relations with Russia could make such deals more attractive.

    http://gulfnews.com/news/mena/turkey/turkey-to-establish-military-base-in-qatar-1.1630691

    The news was already known but the President's comments solidified the whole thing.

    http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/2015/09/05/qatar-deploys-warplanes-to-turkish-air-base
    http://www.janes.com/article/52106/turkey-to-set-up-a-military-base-in-qatar

    Qatar can also deploy troops to Turkey and use its bases, Turkey can use Qatar's bases.

    Turkey will base between 3000-5000 soldiers in Qatar.

    http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/katar-a-3-bin-turk-askeri-29243735
     
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    Turkish Military Base in Qatar ‘Completed’ in Two Years


    DOHA, Qatar — A Turkish military base being built in Qatar will be ready within two years, Ankara’s defense minister said in Doha on Wednesday.

    “We want to achieve cooperation in the field of (military) training and exercises, and contribute to stability in the region,” said Yilmaz.

    The defense minister said the deal was reciprocal and said there were Qatari military personnel and aircraft currently stationed in Turkey.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...tary-base-qatar-completed-two-years/82451630/
     
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