Turkey will send a battalion of special forces to Kosovo at the request of NATO. The republic’s Ministry of National Defense announced this on June 3.
“It is planned that the unit will be deployed at Sultan Murat barracks in Kosovo on June 4-5, 2023,” the ministry said.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said 700 more military would be sent to Kosovo to ensure the population’s safety. He said that the alliance would choose a battalion for this mission.
The situation in Kosovo escalated at the end of May, when clashes broke out between Serbs living there and the police of the self-proclaimed republic. In several Serb-majority towns, citizens protested against the appointment of Kosovars as mayors, who were given the posts because Serbs did not participate in the elections.
NATO forces, who are in Kosovo, attacked the protesters, with injuries on both sides. Serbian armed forces approached the border of the self-proclaimed republic. The USA urged Belgrade to pull them back.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency