There is much talk about minefields and the need for the parties in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict to pass on maps of minefields to the other side in a goodwill gesture. Here’s our overview on that matter. Quite contrary to popular beliefs, minefield maps as such many times don’t exist.
Between 6 and 11 January of this year, at least 25 flights involving six Airbus A400 and two C130 aircraft registered as belonging to the Turkish Air Force were spotted flying betweet Turkey and Azerbaijan. The flights followed specific patterns, almost all originated from Kayseri airbase in central Turkey and
Azerbaijan´s Defence Ministry has officially taken out the Ceasefire Violations section of its webpage, showing since at least 2012. Below one can find reported ceasefire information as mentioned by the Azeri authorities between 1 January 2018 and 26 September 2020, reflecting both the border with Armenia and the line-of-contact with
The first official meeting: 13 August 2020 On 13 August, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar along with the commanders of Turkey’s military branches met with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov during the concluding events of joint military exercises, but one individual caught our attention, Turkish Air
Source: Butler, Ed, “The Syrian mercenaries used as ‘cannon fodder’ in Nagorno-Karabakh”, BBC, 10 December 2020 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer. Men reported to be Syrian mercenaries close to the Armenian border in Azerbaijan
Source: “Russian Media Outlet Vz.ru: ‘The Azerbaijani Army Is Being Purged Of The Officers And Generals Who Started Their Career In The Soviet Union… Those Who Have Completed… Training In Turkey Are Placed In Key Positions – Turkish Advisers Are Placed Above Them’”, MEMRI, 10 December 2020 *all opinions expressed