World Cup in Qatar 2022: Turkey to send 3,250 security personnel

World Cup in Qatar 2022: Turkey to send 3,250 security personnel

ANKARA: Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday Turkey will send 3,250 security officers to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Ankara, he said, had also trained Qatari personnel ahead of the competition.

The minister made the announcement at the southern resort town of Antalya, where he said 3,000 riot police and other personnel would also be deployed, as well as 100 members of a special forces unit. In addition, 50 bomb detection dogs and people trained to handle them, 50 bomb experts and others will also be deployed to ensure the safety of the event.

“A total of 3,250 of our personnel will work temporarily in Qatar in November and December of 2022 for 45 days for the World Cup,” Soylu said. “At this event, which over a million fans from across the world are expected to attend, our personnel will ensure security,” he said.

Furthermore, 677 security personnel from Qatar have been trained by Turkey in 38 different areas, Soylu said.

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