Armed forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey to hold joint maneuvers
"Military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey continues
developing; we constantly make certain steps aimed at even bigger
development of cooperation," Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev
stated to the press; a REGNUM correspondent informs.
According to Mr. Abiyev, several joint maneuvers together with the
Turkish armed forces are planned to be held in the near
future. `Turkey has played important role in adjusting the Azerbaijani
armed forces to NATO standards, and, at present, Azerbaijani
peacekeeping forces are serving as part of Turkish peacekeeping forces
in Kosovo and Afghanistan. Economic projects, which are realized in
region, will strengthen military cooperation between Azerbaijan and
Turkey even more. Till now, agreement and tens of protocols on
military cooperation has been signed between Azerbaijan and Turkey,'
Mr. Abiyev stated.
TURAN! TURAN! TURAN!