Armenian expert sounding alarm about Turkish-Azerbaijani military exercises Armenian expert sounding alarm about Turkish-Azerbaijani military exercises
Azerbaijan is hosting regular joint military exercises. This is what military expert Van Hambardzumyan told journalists today.
According to him, these exercises are the fourth military exercises this year and pose a serious risk for Armenia. “In essence, they are the military exercises of military air forces, and Turkey is represented with its own armaments,” the expert noted, adding that Ankara is using various types of aerial and terrestrial weapons.
Hambardzumyan believes if Turkey starts concentrating its troops in the territory of Azerbaijan, Baku will most likely want to create a new military base in its territory. He reminded that 3,000 Turkish soldiers remained in Nakhichevan after the previous military exercises. “They have created a military base there and are currently there. Based on my estimates, there should be more soldiers now. Azerbaijan is very excited about this since a NATO member state with the second largest army will deploy its military bases in Azerbaijan,” the expert said.