Turkish military sent to Azerbaijan will operate in a joint monitoring center with Russia on Nagorno-Karabakh for a year. This was stated by the head of the Minister of National Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar on Sunday, November 22.
“The Turkish military will operate in a joint monitoring center with Russia on Nagorno-Karabakh for one year,” he said. TASS…
The day before, the minister said that in the near future the Turkish military will leave for Azerbaijan.
On November 17, the Turkish parliament approved the decree of the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the dispatch of military units to Azerbaijan. The next day, Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev said that Russian and Turkish military will participate in operations to ensure the security of citizens in Karabakh.
The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov stressed that the decree on the dispatch of the military is an internal matter of Turkey, and the creation of a monitoring center is a product of a bilateral agreement between Moscow and Ankara.
On November 9, Azerbaijan and Armenia, with the participation of Russia, signed an agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh from November 10.
The document also provides for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, the transfer of a number of regions of the region by Armenia to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees to Karabakh.