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Qatar: Military Bases

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL12113, tabled on 13 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their relations with the government of Qatar of the presence of a Turkish military base in Qatar; and whether UK armed forces undertake any activity with the Turkish military stationed in Qatar.

Answered on

25 January 2021

The UK and Qatar share an enduring defence partnership, most notably through a joint Typhoon squadron. The UK and Turkey also have a longstanding and strong bilateral defence relationship. We look forward to continued collaboration with all our friends in the Gulf to strengthen our shared security interests. UK Armed Forces do not undertake activity with the Turkish military stationed in Qatar.