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Turkey, Azerbaijan to Conduct Joint Military Drills

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) are preparing for the most comprehensive winter drill in recent years, the military said in a statement on Sunday.

Turkey, Azerbaijan to Conduct Joint Military Drills

On February 1 and 2, Turkey will hold military exercises in Kars, in which #Azerbaijan will also take part, Interfax Azerbaijan reported, citing Haberturk.

According to Haberturk, Azerbaijani troops will take part in the special shooting training of these military exercises.

“The objective of the military exercises is to ensure cooperation and coordination when conducting joint operations, to test the efficiency of armaments and vehicles,” the respective statement reads

The Winter 2021 Drill will take place between Feb. 1 and Feb. 12, and will also feature domestically developed weaponry and equipment.

According to the report, the drill will mostly focus on operational capabilities during the harsh weather conditions of winter months, including practices of sheltering, reinforcement, maintenance and educational development.

Ground and air assaults, airdrops, airborne operations and logistic support will be practiced by both militaries.

Previous war exercises began on July 29, with Aug. 5 being the last day of ground engagements – which included artillery, armored vehicles and mortars striking simulated targets – in the capital Baku and the exclave of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan’s autonomous region bordering Turkey.

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