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

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

Source: Buzkurt, Abdullah, “Turkey planned military action against Armenia”, Nordic Monitor, 27 Nov 2019   *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    Turkey planned a military operation against Armenia code-named ALTAY, according to a secret memoContinue Reading

Sniper units of the Nakhichevan military along side Turkish instructors participated in a sniper training course. The event was concluded today and was conducted at several training areas in south western Nakhichevan near a major military base in the town of Julfa.  News of the event was revealed by theContinue 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