EU Asked Turkey to Contribute a Military Mission

Turkey+tankThe EU has asked Turkey to contribute to a military mission to help end sectarian unrest in the Central African Republic, a Turkish official said Sunday.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton wrote a letter to Ankara on Friday asking about the prospects of Turkish assistance.

The request came on the same day as the EU and France pledged to sharply increase troop deployments to the country amid mounting concern over spiralling Muslim-Christian violence that has already left thousands dead.

The Turkish official said EU letter did not specifically ask for troops from Ankara but was seeking some kind of Turkish “contribution”. “We are evaluating what we can do.”


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