Azerbaijan and Turkey team up for joint army

Azerbaijan and Turkey have begun forming a unified army, member of the Azerbaijani parliamentary committee on security and defense, MP Zahid Oruj told.

"The creation of joint Azerbaijani-Turkish military units proves that the two countries share a unified view of regional problems and security issues," he added. "Along with the economic, political and diplomatic foundations of the relations, their most important component - a military is being created."

The old formula for cooperation, "One nation, one army" must be restored and replace the slogan "One nation, two states".

There are opportunities to improve the army and to use NATO standards. After Azerbaijan's power increases, its influence will also increase in the region.

"In this sphere, Azerbaijan and Turkey undertake joint strategic actions," he said. "Now on, while expanding the opportunities, one can create military units, performing the same certain mission. There is a political will and adequate resources for this."

Around 12 days of last month are very significant in terms of increasing the combat readiness of troops, infantry divisions, the management skills from a single center and demonstration of tactical and technical capabilities, he added.

"The courses will contribute to joint fulfilling of common tactical plans, using of joint weapons, transferring of experience in the field of pointing heavy weapons at the target and other areas," he added.

Adapted from TODAY.AZ