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Turkey, Pakistan: Inside the Ankara-Islamabad axis

BEHIND THE LINES: Turkey and Pakistan’s growing closeness has deep foundations. These are two countries following a similar trajectory.

A joint military exercise involving Turkish and Pakistani Special Forces commenced this week in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, which borders Afghanistan.

  • Jonathan Spyer
  • JPost

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…

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