By Rashid Shirinov
Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry announced that the Special Forces of Azerbaijan take part in joint multinational exercises in Turkey.
The joint multinational training of Special Forces will run in Turkey from June 6 to 12, the ministry reported. Besides the representatives of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the servicemen of Bulgaria, Georgia and Turkey are also involved in the exercises.
The exercises aim to exchange experience and develop the possibilities of reciprocal actions.
Overall, Azerbaijan and Turkey have recently implemented a great number of exercises both on Turkish and Azerbaijani territories.
On June 2, Armed Forces of Turkey and Azerbaijan, in accordance with the agreement on military cooperation between the two countries, held their joint exercises in the city of Kars. Georgian Armed Forces’ representatives joined the exercises as observers for their first time.
The main purpose of tactical exercises with combat shooting, held with the involvement of more than 1,200 servicemen, was the development of the relationship between the Armed Forces, check of the staffs’ joint planned activities, and achieving coherence of military units with the increase in their level of willingness and ability to operations.
In March 2016, an Air Force military team from Azerbaijan to joined exercises Falcons TURAZ - 2016 at an airbase in the Turkish Konya. Three Azerbaijani MIG-29 fight aircrafts, three SU-25 attack aircrafts and IL-76 military transport aircrafts were tested in the exercises.
The Ministry further announced that representatives of Azerbaijani Armed Forces are participating in "NATO Information and psychological operations" Course for main liaison officers of mobile training team, as well as introductory courses in the area of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) for the European Union (EU) Eastern Partnership Countries in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Azerbaijani servicemen will also attend the international exercises «Saber Guardian 2016" in Kansas City, US, Combat Readiness Evaluation Course in Oberammergau, Germany and Tactical Standard Operating course in Karachi, Pakistan
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