The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry released a statement of announcing that Azerbaijan’s Naval Forces visited Ankara to participate in the meeting of “the 8th staff talks between the Azerbaijani and Turkish Naval Forces”.
During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of cooperation between the two countries’ Naval Forces, stressed the importance of the mutual exchange of experience, and exchanged views on various issues.
The visit, as per usual whenever Azerbaijani delegations arrive in Turkey, began with a stop at Anıtkabir, the mausoleum where the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is buried.
Azerbaijan and Turkey started military co-operation from 1992, during their first joint attack against the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), with an agreement signed between the Azerbaijani and Turkish governments on military education.
Since then, Azerbaijan and Turkey have been closely cooperating in the defense and security spheres. In September of last year, the two countries launched a second war against the ethnic Armenians of Artsakh.