Türkiye extends missions of its troops in Mali, CAR for one additional year
The Turkish parliament Wednesday renewed for another year the mandate of Turkish troops operating for peace keeping in Mali and Central African Republic (CAR) under the UN umbrella, Anadolu news agency reports.
The Turkish presidency had submitted the extension decision in a motion in the legislature.
In September 2014, a 12,000-troop strong U.N. peacekeeping force within the scope of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was deployed to the troubled Central African country.
Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution in 2012 authorizing the deployment of the Africa-led International Support Mission to Mali, known as AFISMA.
The parliament in October last year had extended until 31 October 2022 the mandate of troops deployed under the two UN missions.