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The Turkish parliament voted to prolong the mandate of the Turkish
contingent operating as part of of the United Nations Interim Force
(UNIFIL) in Lebanon for another year, according to a report by Turkish
This has been the fourth renewal of Turkey's UNIFIL commitments by the
Turkish parliament since the initial approval in 2006.
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After the United Nations Security Council approves an extension of
UNIFIL's term, the Turkish forces will return to Lebanon for a year
starting April 5, 2010.
Turkish troops will continue to support UNIFIL in its goal of enforcing United Nations Security
Council Resolution 1701 and the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah
that has been in place since
Aug. 14, 2006.
The amount of soldiers Turkey will contribute
remains at its discretion.