Turkey seeks extension of mandate for troops in UN Peace-keeping mission in Mali, CAR

The Turkish Presidency on Wednesday submitted a motion to Parliament to extend the deployment of Turkish troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) and Mali as part of United Nations peacekeeping missions, Daily Sabah reports.
The extension if approved, will be effective on October 31 and for one year. The two African countries have been dogged by instability for years. The UN in 2014, sent 12,000-troop forces under Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) to the central African country. Two years before, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing the deployment of the Africa-led International Support Mission to Mali, known as AFISMA.

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