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Turkey Pledges Defense Partnership With Nigerian Air Force

Mr. Hidayet Bayraktar, the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria promises transfer of defense technology to NAF.

Turkey has pledged to strengthen its defense partnership with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) by transferring defense technology, according to Mr. Hidayet Bayraktar, the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria.

During his visit to NAF Headquarters in Abuja, Ambassador Bayraktar expressed Turkey's commitment to enhancing collaboration with NAF and offered assistance in manufacturing and maintaining defense products.

He also assured the delivery and sustenance of TK-1 helicopters. In response, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, Chief of the Air Staff, expressed gratitude and highlighted the importance of technology transfer for research and development.

This partnership is seen as crucial for Nigeria's ongoing efforts in countering insurgency. The visit also included a wreath-laying ceremony at the NAF Memorial Arcade in honor of fallen NAF personnel.

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