A joint military exercise involving Turkish and Pakistani Special Forces commenced this week in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, which borders Afghanistan.
- Jonathan Spyer
The exercise, dubbed “Ataturk XI-2021,” is to focus on counter-terrorist operations.
It is the latest manifestation of an emergent strategic alliance of these two countries, with significant implications – both for the Middle East, and for south Asia.
Turkey and Pakistan’s…