Turkey to send engineer company to Lebanon

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October 9, 2006 19:33

 
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Turkey will send around 260 soldiers and civilians as part of an engineer construction company to serve under the international peace force in Lebanon, a government spokesman said Monday. The deployment, expected to be in the coming days, will make Turkey the first Muslim nation to deploy peacekeepers in Lebanon as part of the expanded UN operation. Turkey is NATO's only predominantly Muslim member and a country with close ties to Israel and Arab states. The 237 soldiers and 24 civilians will be part of an engineer construction company, which will be deployed in an area near the city of Tyre, said government spokesman Cemil Cicek, who also serves as the justice minister.

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