The Pakistan-Turkey defense industrial relationship continues to deepen with more bilateral projects being promoted and undertaken such as aircraft, ships and tanks.

“As a matter of policy, we encourage Turkish industry to broaden their business activity and defense cooperation with Pakistan,” said a senior official with Turkey’s Under Secretariat for Defence Industries. “Not only do the two countries have a fraternal relationship, politically speaking, but also there are prospective areas for technology sharing and joint development. We do not view Pakistan as a market but as a present and future partner.”

A London-based Turkey specialist, however, highlighted the restrictions. […]