Turkish Parliament officials have approved legislation to send troops to Qatar as part of a long-discussed military agreement.
It remains unclear how many soldiers could be sent to Doha. But Turkey has been setting up a military base in the Gulf state that is expected to be ready next year.
A former ambassador previously said that the base could hold up to 3,000 Turkish soldiers, stationed primarily to conduct joint training exercises.
Yesterday’s vote signals Turkey’s strong support of Qatar amid a worsening Gulf dispute.
Pressure is on
On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE announced that it would be severing economic and diplomatic ties with Qatar.
They have ordered Qatari citizens to leave their countries, recalled their own nationals from Doha and closed air, land and sea borders to Qatar.