Turkey, Azerbaijan Begin Joint Military Drills Near Armenian Border

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Turkey and Azerbaijan have begun large-scale joint military exercises in eastern Anatolia near the border with Armenia.

The winter military exercises, set to run from February 1 to 12 near the city of Kars, are the latest sign of deepening ties between the Turkic allies after Turkey threw its weight behind Azerbaijan in its victory against ethnic Armenian forces in a six-week war over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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