The Turkish military will not participate in the peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh. This was announced by a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry, Interfax reports.
He denied information that Ankara would be directly related to the operation. According to him, its role will be limited only to the Russian-Turkish center for control over the ceasefire in the region. The source added that this center is being created on the territory of Azerbaijan, which is not adjacent to Karabakh. It will be used to track the extent to which the parties to the conflict observe the truce.
Earlier, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said that a joint peacekeeping mission of Russia and Turkey would work in Nagorno-Karabakh.
On November 9, the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the agreements, Armenia and Azerbaijan must exchange prisoners of war and bodies of those killed, all transport hubs will be unblocked. In addition, the Kelbajar, Agdam, Lachin regions are returned to Azerbaijan until December 1. Armenia reserves the Lachin corridor. As part of the peacekeeping mission, the Russian side is bringing 1960 servicemen into Karabakh.
The incident was called a victory in Baku. In Yerevan, the loss of territories caused riots.
Bloomberg has considered the deal on Nagorno-Karabakh, which was concluded by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, a triumph of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “in the backyard of Russia.”