Joint military exercises of Azerbaijan, Turkey,Pakistan send signal to potential aggressors - Irina Tsukerman

  14 September 2021    Read: 434
 Joint military exercises of Azerbaijan, Turkey,Pakistan send signal to potential aggressors -  Irina Tsukerman

The Three Brothers – 2021 international exercises of the Azerbaijani, Turkish and Pakistani special forces send a signal to potential aggressors, Irina Tsukerman, a US-based human rights lawyer and national security analyst, told Azvision English adding that it brings Azerbaijan closer to its allies, and position it as a country with regional allies and partners to offset Armenian provocations.

"The joint exercises place Baku in the position of a potential mediator in regional security issues, such as the Afghanistan situation. On the other hand, some of the major Western players are concerned by this perceived growing defense alliance due to the presence of Islamist elements in Pakistan and Turkey. These alliances have been used by propagandists to try to discredit Azerbaijan's secular democracy and to portray it as a radicalized state," she said.

As part of the international exercises "Three Brothers-2021", special forces of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Pakistan conducted fire training exercises.

Tsukerman stressed it is important to balance out such exercises with similar alliances with Western allies and to continue to distinguish Baku's domestic and foreign policies from those of its allies in an effective way that can easily counter these optics.

Sabina Hasanova

Azvision English


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