The Turkish government is set to send a motion to Parliament on the deployment of troops to the Central African Republic as part of an EU peacekeeping force, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has announced.

“The sending of a motion to Parliament has been decided by our Prime Ministry,” Arınç told reporters late Nov. 3, speaking after a Cabinet meeting.

“Our ministry has had a demand to send troops abroad within the context of operations and missions fulfilled by the European Union in the Central African Republic and Mali. It will be assessed in Parliament when the time comes,” he added, without specifying an exact date. […]