“The region has experienced its sensitive period. We are closely following the processes,” said Turkish National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in his speech on a High-level observer day held at "TurAz Falcon - 2021" joint flight-tactical exercises, APA reports.
He noted that Turkey respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of its all neighbors: “Our intention to annex someone's territory in any way can never be a subject of discussion. However, on the other hand, we will not allow the rights of ourselves or our friends and brothers to be violated in any way on land, sea or air.”
According to the minister, Turkey and Azerbaijan’s joint military exercises frighten enemies, excites friends and brothers.
“We consider threats against Azerbaijan as threat against ourselves,” stressed Hulusi Akar.