Turkey to form joint corps with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan

Turkey’s Chief of Staff confirms Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan plans to form joint military corps

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and Turkeys Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar shake hands during Akars visit to Baku on October 6, 2015

Turkey, along with two Turkic states, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are set to establish a joint military organisation confirmed by Turkey’s Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar on Tuesday.

Speaking to the local Trend news agency, Akar said that there are no talks of forming a joint military consisting Turkic countries. But, efforts are ongoing regarding the foundation of a “Eurasian Military Status Law Enforcement” with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

“With Turkey’s international experience gained, works towards establishment of an international organisation to enhance bilateral or multilateral relations started in 2011. Also, being familiar to shared historic, cultural and religious ties enabled a constitution of a unit that would provide solidarity between military enforcement officers in these countries,” he said in response to a question asked on the formation of an organisation.

In addition, Akar emphasized that Turkey will continue to support to resolve the issue on Nagorno-Karabakh, in accordance with international law and in framework of respecting Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“Turkey will not accept double standards on the issue and Turkey expects the sensitivity shown by the international community regarding Ukraine issue should be shown for Nagorno-Karabakh issue as well,”  Akar said.

TRTWorld and agencies