Azerbaijani, Turkish military co-op aimed at liberating Azerbaijan’s occupied territories
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 30
By Taleh Aghaverdiyev - Trend:
The military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey is aimed at liberating Azerbaijan's occupied territories, Azerbaijani defense ministry told Trend Oct.30.
The defense ministry made the remarks commenting on the chief of the general staff of the Turkish armed forces, army general Hulusi Akar's statement that Turkey will do its utmost to liberate Azerbaijan's occupied territories.
Such support comes from strong friendship and fraternal relations, and the traditional spirit of solidarity between the two countries that rely on shared historical and moral values, said the ministry.
"Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev's famous slogan "One nation, two states" signifies a national conception characterizing Azerbaijan-Turkey relations, and it's also indicative of the high-level bonds between the two countries in the political, economic, humanitarian, military, etc. areas," said the ministry.
According to the bilateral action plan that is signed annually between the military authorities of Azerbaijan and Turkey with the support of presidents Ilham Aliyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, live fire drills carried out by the ground forces, air forces, and other types of troops, mutual visits of high-ranking military representatives as well as further expansion of cooperation in the military, military education and military technical areas are taking places systematically, the ministry said.
The ministry went on to add that the high-level Azerbaijani-Turkish military dialogue is held in order to coordinate military-strategic opportunities.
"The soldiers and armies of both countries have supported each other in hard times and established justice after destroying the enemy by force of arms," said the ministry. "As our ancestors gained victory over the enemy, our armed forces decently continue this honorable duty. The expansion of military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey is aimed at liberating Azerbaijan's occupied territories and ensuring stability and peace in the region."