Recently, discussions in Azerbaijan have been focused on changing the procedure for conscription, shortening the service life in exchange for a cash payment. Deputy Elnur Allahverdiyev said this at a meeting of the Milli Majlis on February 1: "This is practiced in a number of countries around the world, as well as in our fraternal country, Turkiye, which is our strategic ally."
Last week, the analytical and information program "Week" of the Azerbaijani State Television (AzTV) claimed that France had developed a plan for a lightning war against Azerbaijan. The broadcast indicated the direction of the alleged attack, which was being prepared by France and Armenia: "The attack should have been sudden and was planned from the Jermuk direction."
The Khazar Institute of Military Studies published a report entitled "Military construction in Azerbaijan according to the Turkish model (Creation of an army in Azerbaijan according to the Turkish model): the current situation and obstacles." Jasur Mammadov, Head of the Institute of Military Studies, shared his thoughts on the report with ASTNA.
After amendments to the laws "On the status of military personnel" and "On Labor Pensions" at the meeting of the Milli Majlis held on December 5, the retirement age of military personnel in Azerbaijan was raised.