Turkey, Azerbaijan begin joint military exercises
BAKU – Anadolu Agency
CİHAN PhotoTurkish and Azeri armed forces May 12 started joint military exercises in the Azeri capital of Baku and Nakhchivan, the Azeri Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
The exercises would continue until May 17 and were being held within the framework of a military cooperation agreement between Turkey and Azerbaijan, it said.
One stage of the exercises in Nakhcivan will be supervised by the Azeri Defense Minister, Zakir Hasanov, and Turkish Third Army Commander General Ümit Dündar.
The drills are being held with the intention of developing friendship, cooperation and coordination between the armed forces of the two countries, as well as exchanging knowledge and experience, the statement said.