NATO Requests Turkey to Prepare Commando Battalion for Foreign Mission

The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced today, Saturday, that at the request of NATO, a Turkish army special forces battalion will go to Kosovo between June 4 and 5.

The ministry said in a statement that Turkey continues to contribute to regional and global peace and stability through the missions of the United Nations, NATO, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, as well as through bilateral relations.

The statement added: “Ankara is closely following the developments in the Balkans, where we have common historical and cultural values, and we take a constructive stance, and we call on the parties to show restraint in order to resolve the recent developments that are detrimental to regional security and stability in friendly and fraternal north of Kosovo through Dialogue”.

And the Turkish defense pointed out that “after the events that occurred in Kosovo, and at the request of the NATO Joint Forces Command in Naples, Italy, a commando battalion was attached to the command of the 65th motorized rifle brigade (Kirklareli), which was previously assigned to NATO forces in Kosovo (KFOR) as a reserve unit.

The assigned Turkish unit is scheduled to be deployed to the Sultan Murat Barracks in Kosovo on June 4-5, 2023.

Source: RT

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