The chief of staff of Turkey’s armed forces, General Ismail Karaday completed yesterday a three-day visit to Azerbaijan where he met with President Heydar Aliyev and military officials. No details of the visit were disclosed. Karaday was returning Azerbaijani defense minister Safar Aliev’s June 10-11 visit to Ankara, where the two officials signed an agreement on military cooperation. That agreement reportedly focuses on personnel training and technical-military aspects. On both visits the Turkish side said that the development of a viable Azerbaijani army would promote stability in the Transcaucasus. (Western agencies, Interfax, June 25 and 26)
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