Reuters reported on 23 September 2022 that Turkey is to support Qatar with over 3,000 police during World Cup 2022.
As per the report, the deployed forces will be riot police who will aid in the security of the World Cup stadiums and hotels. It was also stated that, although this is a security operation that is paid for by Qatar, the forces will remain under Turkish command.
Aside from 3,000 riot police, the deployed forces will include 100 special operations police, 50 bomb specialists and 80 sniffer & riot dogs.
It was also reported that there will be senior staff along with the troops who will head the police teams and other personnel for coordination.
As per the report, all expenses for the police deployed will be taken care of by Qatar.
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