Turkish Police Will Serve in Qatar World CupFri, Jan 21, 2022 12:00 AM
Turkish Interior Minister Soylu announced that the Turkish police will serve as the security at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Football Championship. A total of 3,250 police officers work temporarily for the World Cup in Qatar for approximately 45 days.
The minister said that there is a worrying trend in terms of security in the world, and it is discussed whether the entire 21st century can be described as the "Century of Security" due to the developments since 2010.
Suleyman Soylu added that Turkey has also trained 677 Qatari security personnel in 38 different fields. However, he did not specify what the share of Turkey would be among the general security personnel who would provide security in the championship.
The Team Also Includes 50 Bomb Experts
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that Turkey will send 3,250 security guards to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and started to train Qatari personnel before the championship.
Speaking at an event held in Antalya, Suleyman Soylu said that in addition to 3,000 riot police and reinforcements, 100 special operations personnel, 50 bomb search dogs and managers, 30 riot police dogs and managers, 50 bomb experts and other coordinator personnel will be deployed to Qatar for the World Cup.
The personnel will stay in Qatar for 45 days and be responsible in different fields to ensure the security of the visitors, players, and technical staff.
Two Countries Are In Cooperation for Many Years
Turkey and Qatar have strengthened their ties in recent years, with Ankara supporting Doha in its conflict with other Gulf states and the two countries' frequent cooperation on trade and economic issues.
Qatar has faced massive international scrutiny over the treatment of blue-collar workers since it won the right to host the first World Cup in the Middle East in 2010.
The 2022 FIFA World Football Championship will be held from 21 November to 18 December.