Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a decree to the country’s parliament on sending Turkish troops to Azerbaijan.
Anadolu agency reports.
It is noted that the military will be involved in monitoring the ceasefire regime in Nagorno-Karabakh within the framework of the joint Turkish-Russian observation center. It is emphasized that sending military personnel to Azerbaijan meets the national interests of Turkey.
Earlier, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan ruled out any role for Turkey in peacekeeping operations in Nagorno-Karabakh. His Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov said that the Russian-Turkish monitoring center will operate remotely using drones. According to Lavrov, the boundaries of the mobility of Turkish observers will be limited by the perimeter of the observation center in Azerbaijan, not close to Karabakh.
On November 11, Russian and Turkish Defense Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Hulusi Akar signed a memorandum on the establishment of a joint center to control the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. It will be located on the territory of Azerbaijan. In particular, the center will consider complaints, questions or problems that are related to violation of agreements.
On November 9, Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan adopted a joint statement suggesting the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh from November 10. Azerbaijan will gain control over the territories of Aghdam, Gazakh, Kelbajar and Lachin regions, and will also retain the territories captured during the hostilities, including Shushi. Armenia will retain the Lachin corridor. As part of the agreement, the parties will also have to exchange prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed.