Turkish parliament to discuss Qatar military deals

Deputies to also hold extraordinary meeting on July 15 to mark first anniversary of FETO's defeated coup

Turkish parliament to discuss Qatar military deals

World Bulletin / News Desk

Parliament is expected to discuss two military deals between Turkey and Qatar during its Wednesday evening session in Ankara, a move that comes just days after five gulf states cut ties with Doha.

The first agreement would enable Turkish military forces to be deployed on Qatari territory, while the second would enable Turkish gendarmerie forces to train Qatari gendarmerie forces in Qatar.

On Monday, five Arab countries -- Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen -- cut ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.

Qatar denied the accusations, saying the move was "unjustified".

The new escalation came two weeks after the website of Qatar’s official news agency was allegedly hacked by unknown individuals who reportedly published statements attributed to the country’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. The incident triggered a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors.

The Turkish parliament will go into recess prior to the Ramadan feast and continue to be on hold until Sept. 12.

However, Turkish deputies will hold an extraordinary meeting on July 15 to mark the first anniversary of Fetullah Terrorist Organizaiton's (FETO) defeated coup.

Led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, FETO is believed to have organized last July’s attempted military takeover in Turkey, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

The deputies will also debate a draft law titled "Development of Industry and Support for Production" comprising 90 articles until the recess begins.

The draft law stops industries from operating within a 3-kilometer (1.9-mile) radius of olive groves in the interest of keeping the environment safe.

Last Mod: 07 Haziran 2017, 16:12
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