(MENAFN - Asia Times) Turkish air force planes
Six Saudi F-15 fighter jets will take part in the air defence training in the central Turkish region of Konya the military said in a statement.
The exercises are within the framework of cooperation and military training between the two countries and had been scheduled in advance it added. They will last until Friday.
But the start of the exercises comes just two days after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that Saudi jets would be based at Turkey’s air base of Incirlik in Adana province to fight Islamic State (IS) militants. Read more