Anti-terrorism: Nigeria, Turkey moves to strengthen military cooperation
The Nigerian Army and its Turkish counterpart on Monday pledged to strengthen military bilateral relations between both countries in tackling terrorism and insurgency.
The Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Hidaye Bayraktar, said when he met with Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya at the Army Headquarters, Abuja that Turkey is seeking to improve upon the existing relationship between the two countries and to assist Nigeria in its fight against terrorism.
The Ambassador further averred that like Nigeria, Turkey had equally been confronted
with challenges of insecurity, pointing out that the Defence Corporations of both countries have to come into mutual agreement in order to curtail the activities of terrorists in both countries.
In his response, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), described the visit as an opportunity to further enhance the existing cordial relationship between both countries, particularly the Land Forces of Turkey.
He disclosed that during his recent tour of Turkey, he paid a visit to the Turkish Defence Corporation, describing it as a very insightful tour.
General Yahaya further stated that the relationship between the two countries will shore up the fighting capabilities of the armies of both countries through sharing of intelligence and operational experience.