The Turkish army in Mali, will stay an additional year
The situation in Mali is still as worrying as ever in terms of security and terrorism. On Tuesday, the Turkish Parliament approved a motion to extend the deployment of troops to Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR) for an additional year.
Turkish forces are deployed in Africa as part of the UN-approved EU peacekeeping mission. Not having yet achieved the peace objectives, the Turkish authorities have decided to extend the mission of their troops in the African countries where they are deployed (Mali and Central Africa). The extension will take effect from 31 October 2019 for another year, reports Yeni Safak.
In September 2014, a 12,000-strong multidimensional integrated stabilization mission in the Central African Republic (UNAMID) was deployed to the crisis country. The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution in 2012 authorizing the deployment of the African-led International Support Mission in Mali, known as AFISMA. In early 2013, France sent troops to this West African country and, with the Chadian and African forces help , drove out militants from the main cities in the north of the country.