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Turkey to send peacekeepers to Lebanon

September 24, 2018
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Turkey became the second Muslim country to commit troops to the expanded U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, with parliament voting Tuesday in favor of deployment despite widespread public opposition. (CNN — 7 September, 2006)
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ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 5 — Turkey agreed Tuesday to send troops to Lebanon to monitor a tense cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah, becoming the first Muslim country with diplomatic ties with Israel to do so. (Washington Post — 7 September, 2006)
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Turkey’s parliament approved sending soldiers to join the expanded U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, becoming the second Muslim nation to commit troops for the mission. (International Herald Tribune — 6 September, 2006)
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Turkey on Tuesday became the first Muslim country with diplomatic ties to Israel to pledge troops to an international peacekeeping force that will monitor a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. (MSNBC — 6 September, 2006)
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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday repeated his hope that Israel will lift its blockade of Lebanon within days and reminded Jerusalem that the withdrawal of troops is “crucial” to monitoring its cease-fire with Hezbollah. (International Herald Tribune — 6 September, 2006)
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President Tarja Halonen on Friday gave final approval for a 250-member Finnish contingent to be deployed in the expanded U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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Israel said it would lift its eight-week-old air and sea blockade of Lebanon on Thursday at 1800 (1500 GMT), the BBC reported. (Aljazeera — 7 September, 2006)
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Turkey’s top military commander has said the country would not be contributing any combat troops to battle a widening insurgency in Afghanistan, a television report said Friday. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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Turkey’s strategic and political value are being neglected by its supposed Western partners. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot said Thursday that EU hopeful Turkey must open its harbors and airports to Cyprus if it wants to eventually join the bloc. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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