31 Mar '16, 1am

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Turkish national flag, displayed at the Turkish Embassy in Berlin. (Photo: Getty Images via AFP) 4 CONNECT TWEET 5 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE DOHA, Qatar — A Turkish military base being built in Qatar will be ready within two years, Ankara’s defense minister said in Doha on Wednesday. It will be the first Turkish military facility in the region, Ismet Yilmaz told journalists on the sidelines of three-day Dimdex defense and security fair in Qatar. “It (the base) will be completed within two years,” said Yilmaz, adding the deal had been approved by the Turkish parliament. The deal is part of a defense agreement concluded by Qatar and Turkey in late 2014, which allows for agreement in the fields of military training and the deployment of the Turkish armed forces on Qatar’s territory. “We want to achieve cooperation in the field of (military) training and exercises, and contr...

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