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Turkey clinches deal to sell 4 warships to Pakistan

After failing to find buyers in Middle East, Turkey's defense industry takes a major step forward by selling four corvettes to Pakistan.
Pakistan Navy's servicemen march after hoisting the national flags of participating countries during the opening ceremony of Pakistan Navyís Multinational Exercise AMAN-17, in Karachi, Pakistan February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro - RC11ADB28990

Turkey recently logged a critical achievement by winning a bid to supply the Pakistani navy with four warships. The deal will be Turkey's first for corvettes and the "largest single export [deal] in the history of the Turkish defense industry,” Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced July 5.

Canikli said Turkey and Pakistan decided two of the corvettes will be built in the Istanbul Shipyard and the other two in Pakistan’s Karachi. Negotiations had been underway for six months.

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