Turkish, Azerbaijani commandos hold joint military exercises

Turkish and Azerbaijani commandos launched joint military exercises on Sept. 2, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

In June, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev signed the joint declaration in Azerbaijan’s historic city of Shusha…which was liberated last year….It focuses on defense cooperation, promoting stability and prosperity in the region, and establishing new transportation routes.

“The main objective of the exercises held with the participation of Azerbaijani and Turkish servicemen is to improve the interoperability of the units of the two countries’ armies during combat operations…,” the statement added.

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The Shusha Declaration affirms joint efforts by the two armies in the face of foreign threats [sic]. It also pledges joint efforts for the restructuring and modernization of the armed forces.

The two nations also affirmed to encourage the execution of joint projects with the aim of developing capabilities in the field of sea, air and space.