Turkish General Staff chief expresses view about unified army of Turkic-speaking countries (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkic-speaking countries are not discussing the issue of forming a unified army, Hulusi Akar, the head of the Turkish General Staff, said in an exclusive interview with Trend Oct. 6.
"The work has been launched to share the experience with Central Asia and the Caucasus starting since 2011 as part of the Association of European and Mediterranean gendarmeries and police forces with military status (FIEP).
Akar said that in this context, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are working to improve the joint armed forces as part of TAKM project.
The TAKM main function is to coordinate the internal forces and the command of gendarmerie of the member-states, to ensure the integration, to strengthen the fight against terrorism and other threats, to support the reforms and to exchange the experience.
The joint forces of four countries - TAKM (the first letters of the member-states) were established with the participation of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia in February 2013.
The organization was established to strengthen the cooperation among the law enforcement organizations of military status located in Eurasia.
Edited by CN
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