On October 26, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar arrived in Kazakhstan for the first time, where, following the talks, an agreement on military-technical cooperation was signed.
Kazakhstan’s Defence Minister Nurlan Yermekbaev met with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, who arrived in Nur-Sultan on his first working visit, the correspondent NE reported on October 26.
“We discussed issues related to the further expansion of cooperation in the field of defense between our countries. Since there is a very close dialogue and cooperation between the heads of our states at the presidential level, our work was quite easy. We discussed issues related to the implementation of previously reached agreements,” Akar said at a briefing following negotiations.
He noted that the sides agreed on the need to further expand military-technical cooperation between our countries, which will increase and expand bilateral contacts.
The Turkish minister also met with Kazakhstan’s Industry and Infrastructure Development Minister Beibut Atamkulov to discuss cooperation in the field of the defense industry.
Yermekbayev noted that the results of the visit of the Turkish Minister of Defense to Kazakhstan will give a new impetus to bilateral cooperation in the military and military-technical spheres and will serve security interests.
Against the background of these visits, the weekly Turkish newspaper “Türkiye” came out with material calling for the creation of a single pan-Turkist army consisting of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan, the idea of which is being returned in case of further escalation in the Caucasus.