Turkish F-16 jet fighters arrive in Azerbaijan

ANKARA / BAKU — Yesterday, several Turkish F-16 jet fighters arrived in Azerbaijan to participate in joint Turkish–Azerbaijani ground and air maneuvers, according to the Turkish Anatolia News Agency.

In a move that may further fuel tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Turkish F-16 jet fighter arrived in Azerbaijan on Tuesday under the pretext of participating in joint military maneuvers.

The Turkish F-16s were received with a military ceremony before their participation in the “Turkish–Azerbaijani Eagle 2020” air maneuvers.

The maneuvers will take place in Baku, Nakhichevan, Ganja, Kurdamir, and Yevlakh. The air maneuvers will continue until 10 August, with ground maneuvers scheduled to end on 5 August.

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense published photos showing the movement of military tanks and armored vehicles during the joint maneuvers.