Turkey, Azerbaijan to hold joint military drill

Armed forces to hold joint military drill called ‘Mustafa Kemal Ataturk 2019’ in Azerbaijan on May 1-3

Turkish Air Force F-16s with Azerbaijan Air Force Mi-17s

Turkish Air Force F-16C and F-16D jets with Azerbaijan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter on Bakü. (Photo by AA)

Ankara and Baku will hold a joint military exercise from May 1 to 3, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Turkish soldiers who will participate in the exercise have arrived in Azerbaijan, the ministry said in a statement.

The exercise “Mustafa Kemal Ataturk 2019” named after the founder of the Turkish Republic, aims to improve coordination between the two armed forces.

The joint exercise will include military units as well as armored vehicles, artillery batteries, mortars, airplanes and helicopters, and air defense systems.

Source: BAKU, Azerbaijan, Anadolu Agency (AA) / By Ruslan Rehimov | 22 April 2019

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