Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan conduct joint military drills

  • Trilateral military drill called ‘Caucasus Eagle 2017’ is now underway in Georgia. Photo by the MOD, 8 Jun 2017 - 22:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan have started their joint military exercises in Georgia today.

Georgian, Azerbaijani and Turkish ground and air forces take part in the military drill. Photo by the Georgian MOD

During the ten-day exercises called ‘Caucasus Eagle 2017’ the military subdivisions will go through different stages of training to improve their professional capacity.

The military drills aim at sharing military experience among the three countries. Photo by the MOD

The drills held in a trilateral format aim at improving the combat readiness and mutual vigilance of the three countries.

Defence Ministers of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey agreed to conduct joint military exercises in Georgia at a trilateral meeting in the Azerbaijani city of Gabala last May. Photo by the MOD

This is the first time Georgia is hosting the military exercises. Previously the drills were hosted by Turkey.