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

In response to the recent statements by the de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) authorities about the construction of a third road into the territory, Azeri defence officials released a statement on 11 June, which stressed that as a result of “successful operations between 2016-2018” roads leading into Nagorno Karabakh fromContinue Reading

Over 200 new troops were sworn in to start military service at the headquarters of Nakhichevan’s military garrison in Azerbaijan. The ceremony was headed by the commander of the Nakhichevan exclave’s garrision, Kerim Mustafayev,  as well as general-mayor Teymur Eyyubov of the local garrison. No further details on the eventContinue Reading

On 1 June, news was revealed about a possible incident in which an unknown Azeri troop-carrying vehicle was apparently attacked by Armenian forces on the border between Armenia and the Azeri exclave of Nakhichevan. A low-quality video of what appears to be a burning vehicle near a mountain or ruggedContinue Reading

On 27 May, the spokesperson for Armenia’s Defence Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, gave news today of an Armenian military Nissan Patrol vehicle burned near military positions as a result of being shot at from Azeri military positions. Stepanyan also stated the incident took place in front of military positions, where theContinue Reading

On 27 March, an official notification from Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry mentioned a series of training drills conducted in Nakhichevan. The first of these drills involved armoured vehicle and tank teams  competing to complete an obsticle course under the title “the best tank and armoured combat vehicle crew”; the event involedContinue Reading

On 28 February, units of the Nakhichevan military garrison carried out simulation drills involving armoured units. The events were aimed at thwarting a simulated incursion in nocturnal and daytime conditions and is part of this year’s military training plan. While the exact location of the event was not specified, theContinue Reading

A few days ago on 04 December, Azeri Defence officials announced the transfer of excavators and tractors from Turkey to the Nakhichevani military garrison. Manufactured by the Turkish firm Hidromek, at least eight tracked and three wheeled heavy-duty excavators, two graders, two front-end loaders and three backhoe tractors were providedContinue Reading