Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan to Sign Military Agreement

(From Left to Right) Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov, and Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli meeting about the three countries' trilateral military cooperation agreement. (Source: Hurriyet)
(From Left to Right) Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov, and Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli meeting about the three countries' trilateral military cooperation agreement. (Source: Hurriyet)

Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov, and Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli meeting about the three countries’ trilateral military cooperation agreement. (Source: Hurriyet Daily News)

GABALA (Anadolu Agency)A trilateral military cooperation agreement between Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia is on the agenda, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said.

Speaking at a joint press conference alongside his Turkish and Georgian counterparts, İsmet Yılmaz and Tinatin Khidasheli respectively, Hasanov said a military cooperation agreement was being discussed.

Works are ongoing about the draft of the agreement, Hasanov said, adding that this agreement would establish the legal infrastructure of cooperation between the three countries and help take that cooperation “to a new level.”

The trio was in the Azerbaijani city Gabala for the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia defense ministers’ fourth meeting.

Khidasheli, the Georgian Defense Minister, expressed her belief that the military cooperation agreement would further contribute to 25 years of close relations between the three countries.

“Turkey has lent great support to both us and Azerbaijan. Turkey has shown that it is a good neighbor and friend. For that I am thankful,” she said.

Yılmaz said cooperation between the three countries on regional issues could set an example for other states.

“We have once again confirmed our will for bringing the cooperation between our countries to the utmost level in every aspect possible,” he said.

“We support a peaceful solution of the [Nagorno] Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia conflicts by taking into account the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and Azerbaijan,” Yılmaz added.

Yılmaz said Turkey supported Georgia’s membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), while also welcoming reforms in the country to this end.

The third leg of the trilateral meetings was held in Istanbul on Dec. 17, 2015.

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4 Comments

  1. edward demian said:

    Wow, how dangerous for Georgia. We expect Azerbaijan and Turkey to bark all night and disturb us. But what is Varrastan up to? If they upset the Russians off enough, they’ll go in there again and take over Georgia all together. Armenia may wind up with more former territory than before. We need access to Russia and the road to South Ossetia is very short.

  2. jOE said:

    Georgia has become a Zionist-Neocon CIA bastion..And no true friend to Armenians.

  3. Art Napetian said:

    If crude oil keep loosing it’s former importance down will take with it all these superficial alliances.

  4. Janapar said:

    Russia will not let Georgia become the Baltics.
    I fear they are next on Putin’s list.

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