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 AirContinue Reading

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 expressedContinue Reading

As part of the 'Military Financial Cooperation Agreements', signed between Turkey🇹🇷 and Georgia🇬🇪; 35 buses and 12 heavy machinery with their equipment were delivered to the Georgian Ministry of Defense with a ceremony held in Tbilisi.https://t.co/tzFB6KJ8qQ https://t.co/c8rAI0si1c — T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) November 28, 2020   The vehicles wereContinue Reading

On 17 November, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gave an interview to local channel Rossya 24, providing details on the situation in #NagornoKarabakh. He touched upon history and geopolitics, all the way down to the joint Turkish-Russian peacekeeping mission. Here are some highlights: Putin – “The most important thing about the ceasefireContinue Reading

On 17 November, Turkish parliamentarian of Azeri origen from Igdir, Sinan Oğan, provided a brief interview with Azerbaijan’s Ictimai TV regarding Turkey’s decision to send troops to Azerbaijan, here are some highlights from what he said: We [Turkey’s Parliament] have adopted decisions to send troops to different countries, but noneContinue Reading

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 21 June, Azerbaijan’s defence minister, Zakir Hasanov, gave an exclusive interview highlighting the country’s military modernisation programme during the past seven years. Full interview provided by Azeri CBC   The highlights of the interview below: “today, 80% of Azerbaijan’s army consists of professionals (officers, commanders, etc.), 10% are civilians,Continue Reading

Source: Kelsey, Tim “British mercenaries for Azeri war: Government turns blind eye to illegal programme to supply men and arms for conflict between two former Soviet republics”, The Independent, 24 January 1994 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of NagornoContinue 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