Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey
Feb 24 2014


Turkey and Azerbaijan have completed the winter 2014 military exercises
near the Armenian border, the Turkish General Staff has announced on
its website.

The General Staff announced that the exercises were held between Feb.

18 and 20 on the Akbaba polygon, in the province of Kars, located on
the border with Armenia.

According to the statement issued Feb. 24, the aim of the exercises
was to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries and
share information and experience.

The military exercises involved 1,714 army personnel from the two
countries, 85 of whom were from the Azerbaijani army.

The main aim of the exercise was to strengthen interaction between
the armed forces of the two fraternal states, the statement said. It
also added that it was aiming to develop the skills of armed divisions
during the tough winter conditions, including testing the ability of
the units' locating, accommodating, supplying, clothing and maintenance
"in deep snow and extreme cold."

Last year, the Turkish and Azerbaijani armies launched a joint military
exercises between July 12 and 28 in Baku and Nakhchivan.



From: A. Papazian