Turkey trains hundreds of Pakistani military personnel
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyA total of 1,494 Pakistani military personnel have received military education in Turkey since a bilateral agreement was signed in March 2001, according to a Turkish military source.
Out of the total, 116 Pakistani military personnel were sent to the Turkish Armed Forces Partnership for Peace Training Center, while 138 others received education at the Center of Excellence and Defense Against Terrorism institute in Ankara.
Currently, three Pakistani military personnel are enrolled at the Turkish War Colleges Command, while two others continue their studies at the Turkish Military Academy, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.
As part of exchanges among the two countries’ air forces, 51 Pakistani personnel carried out their duties in Turkey, and five others are currently carrying out their duties in the country.
In addition, 125 Turkish military personnel participated in educational programs at Pakistan War Colleges and Pakistan National Defense Academy since the agreement was signed. A Turkish officer remains enrolled at the Pakistan National Defense College.
A total of 47 Turkish military personnel performed their duties in Pakistan since the 2001 agreement was signed as part of an exchange program between the air forces. A Turkish air force officer is currently on duty in Pakistan.
On May 24, Pakistani Chief of Staff Gen. Zubair Mahmud Hayat met Turkey’s Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar in Ankara. The two generals discussed the fight against terrorism, cooperation in the military education sector, and exchanged views on regional and international issues.