The Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, consisting of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, was established in 2009 in Nakhchivan, capital of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. It was in part to compel Armenia to allow a land corridor between the rest of Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan that the Turkish-supported Azerbaijani military onslaught against Nagorno-Karabakh was launched last year.
The Azerbaijani armed forces are a Turkish proxy force and Turkey is NATO’s second-largest member in terms of population and troops. With the complicity of the Russian government, a small contingent of Turkish troops – which is to say NATO troops – are now stationed in Upper Karabakh: the furthest east NATO has moved since it took command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2003.
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Trend News Agency
April 10, 2021
Turkic-speaking countries to continue to support Azerbaijan – Turkic Council
BAKU, Azerbaijan – Turkic-speaking countries will continue to support Azerbaijan, Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (Turkic Council) Baghdad Amreyev said, Trend reports.
Amreyev made the remark at the third meeting of the responsible ministers and top-ranking officials for information and media of the Turkic Council in Baku.
The Turkic Council secretary-general congratulated Azerbaijan on the liberation of its lands from the Armenian occupation.
“We are very glad that Azerbaijan has liberated its de-occupied territories. We, the Turkic states, express our solidarity with Azerbaijan,” Amreyev said.