Poland and Turkey to deepen military cooperation

The signing of the framework agreement on cooperation between Turkey and Poland will add momentum to our cooperation, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in Warsaw assessed after a meeting with his Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak.

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During a joint press conference, Mr Akar assured that as NATO allies, Turkey and Poland would deepen their military cooperation, saying, “we have made the decision that our delegation will meet more often within the framework of our strategic partnership when it comes to the armaments industry”. He also stated that new military missions will be sent.

“Turkey’s potential, just like Poland’s potential when it comes to the armed forces, is obvious. We are adding a lot to NATO, and we will further develop this to achieve an even higher level of security in our regions,” he stated.

The Polish Defence Minister underlined that there would be more joint military drills between the two states and that a Polish military mission would soon be sent to Turkey to strengthen cooperation in the armaments industry.

Minister Błaszczak also emphasised that Polish-Turkish relations already bear fruit, especially in the framework of the North Atlantic Alliance, but, as he added, bilateral cooperation is also developing well.

He pointed out that the tangible proof of this taking place was the signing of agreements during Polish President Andrzej Duda’s recent visit to Turkey which concerned military cooperation but also Poland’s purchase of 24 state-of-the-art Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV drones).