Source: Basel Haj Jasem, “Will Turkey establish a military base in Azerbaijan?”, Daily Sabah, 21 August 2020 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.  The political and media circles in the former Soviet countries continually discuss theContinue Reading

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

The OSCE Minsk Group concluded an official visit to the South Caucasus where the Co-Chairs Andrew Schofer (United States), Igor Popov (Russia), Stephane Visconti (France) and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Andrzej Kasprzyk  met with the heads of state of Armenia(15 October),de facto Nagorno Karabakh (16 October) andContinue 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

The continuation of events surrounding the Azerbaijan-Georgia border dispute have yet to die down. The dispute is focused on a monastery, called David Gareja by the Georgians and  Keshikchidagh by the Azeris. Georgia’s Independence day holiday on 27 May will be marked by activist visits to the monastery, as wellContinue 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

The ceasefire of 1994 was a turning point in the conflict over Nagorno Karabakh. After years of war, a trilateral ceasefire agreement was signed between the interested parties by the Ministers of Defence of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. Footage from negotiations: Representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh and RussiaContinue Reading

Source: “Activists, Local Residents Rally in David Gareji Monastery”, CIVIL.GE, 06 MAY 2019   *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    Several hundred civic activists and local residents gathered in the premises of David Gareji MonasteryContinue Reading