A comprehensive military and defense industry agreement between Turkey and Qatar will enable the former to deploy troops in Qatari territories for joint drills and training purposes, in a bid to further intensify the partnership between the two countries.

The details of the agreement signed in December 2014 on cooperation in military training, the defense industry, and deployment of the Turkish Armed Forces in Qatari territory were finally published in the Official Gazette on June 8.

The deal was inked by Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz and Qatari Defense Minister Major General Hamad Bin Ali al-Attiyah in Ankara. […]