Amid Tensions with Iran, Turkey sends military equipment and troops to Azerbaijan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attend a signing ceremony in Susa/Shushi in Nagorno-Karabakh on June 15.

South Front news reported that several Turkish Air Force transport planes were spotted flying to Azerbaijan. Most likely they transport heavy military equipment to Azerbaijan.

According to sources, at least four Turkish military transport planes flew to Azerbaijan, including an Airbus A400M-180, a Lockheed C-130 Hercules and two Lockheed C-130E Hercules took off from Turkey’s Isparta and Kayseri airports.

The planes landed in Sumgayut, north of Baku, and then left Azerbaijan.

At least four Turkish military transport planes have flown to Azerbaijan. Photo: Flight radar 24

South Front reports that these heavy weapons may be used in the joint military exercises taking place between Azerbaijan and Turkey from October 5 to October 8.

Worth mentioning, the exercise venue is in Azerbaijan, very close to the border with Iran.

According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, the exercise, titled “Unshakable Brotherhood”, will be conducted to “develop friendship, cooperation and coordination between the Armed Forces of Turkey and Azerbaijan.

The ministry also announced that the rehearsal for the drill was successfully carried out and shared some photos.

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The exercise comes at a time of heightened tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran. Tehran has threatened to launch “thousands of attacks” against targets in Azerbaijan in the event of even the slightest provocation from Baku.

Azerbaijani media warned that “any attack on Azerbaijan is likely to attract the interest of regional power, Turkey”.

In addition to Turkey’s move, in another notable development, Israel is said to have transferred at least two launchers of the Arrow-3 missile defense system to Azerbaijan to protect Baku against Iranian attacks.

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