- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has praised Pakistan Army’s accomplishments in operation Zarb-e-Azb and its contributions towards regional peace and stability.
- In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, he said Pakistan and Turkey shared interests in every field and added that defense ties between the two countries were unparalleled.
- On the occasion, the Army Chief also appreciated the Turkish armed forces for successfully conducting its military exercise “EFES”.
- Turkish President said that the joint exercise would enhance existing friendly ties between Pakistan and Turkey, especially between the two Armed Forces.
- Along with Turkish troops US, UK, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Azerbaijan, and a contingent of Pakistani Armed Forces is also participating in the joint exercise.