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 Force Major General Göksel Kahya.  Official photoContinue Reading

Trilateral military exercises are being conducted in Azerbaijan, between units of the latter’s, as well as Georgia’s and Turkey’s armed forces. The exercises are aimed at strengthening cooperation and establishing homogeneous defence and security procedures for the protection of three major infrastructure projects spanning the three countries: the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oilContinue Reading

Today, the Defence ministers of Azerbaijan(Zakir Hasanov), Georgia (Levan Izoriya) and Turkey (Hulusi Akar) met for trilateral talks in at the Heydar Aliyev Conference Hall in the city of Gabala, Azerbaijan.  The three discussed issues on regional security, NATO, trilateral military cooperation. In his speech, Turkish minister Hulusi Akar highlightedContinue Reading

In a significant gesture of bilateral relations, Turkey’s Defence Minister, Gen Hulusi Akar, paid an official visit to the Nakhichevan to meet with his Azeri counterpart Gen Zakir Hasanov. This is significant in that, it is the first official visit by Akar to the enclave. Gen Akar’s visit included overseeingContinue Reading

From 13-24 May, Azerbaijan, along with the United Kingdom, Qatar, Pakistan, Romania and the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will be participating in a series of military drills termed “Anatolian Phoenix 2019” aimed at “training, co-operation and developing interoperability”, according to a statement from Turkish Air Force authorities.Continue Reading

On Sunday, Azeri military officials accompanied their Turkish counterparts to Heydar Aliyev Airport in Baku, to conclude the bilateral Mustafa Kamal Atatürk 2019 military drills. The events started on 01 May, and according to official footage and further analysis conducted by military news portal Razm.info, included the participation of T-72Continue Reading

Azeri military units departed from the Nakhicehvan Autonomous Republic  on 30 January towards Kars, Turkey for a military training session expected on 23 February.  The  300 km journey will take around 6 hours, where they will be stationed at a local Turkish military base in preparation for multilateral training sessions.Continue Reading