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Army chief Gen Shafiuddin meets Turkish counterpart

  • Published at 02:07 pm August 26th, 2021
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Bangladesh Army chief, General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, left, with General Musa Avsever, right, chief of Turkish Land Forces, and General Yasar Guler, centre, chief of Turkish general staff, in Turkey on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 ISPR

The army chief’s official visit to Turkey concluded on Thursday



Bangladesh Army chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has met with General Musa Avsever, chief of Turkish Land Forces, and General Yasar Guler, chief of Turkish general staff, during his ongoing official visit to the country.

They discussed issues of mutual interest between Turkey and the Bangladesh armies, said a media statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).


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The talks centred on possible defence cooperations between the countries, including training exchanges, it added.

Apart from meetings with the Turkish military’s top brass, Gen Shafiuddin also visited the control room of the Turkish Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Army Aviation Headquarters and Turkish Air Spaces Industry.

Turkish Land Force presents Bangladeshi Army chief General SM Shafiuddin with a guard of honour at the army headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | ISPR

He also visited the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and paid homage to the first president of Turkey, said the statement.

He will return to Dhaka on Thursday, according to the ISPR.