Turkish troops left for the Republic of Azerbaijan

“Our forces left for the Republic of Azerbaijan to prepare for the mission assigned to them at the joint center with Russia to monitor the fire in Nagorno-Karabakh,” Turkish Defense Minister Khulusi Akar told Anatolia News Agency, Russia Today reported.

He added: “With the completion of the construction of a special joint monitoring center in Nagorno-Karabakh, 35 officers and the commander-in-chief on behalf of Turkey will immediately begin their mission.”

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement declaring a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, which took effect on November 10.

Under the agreement, the Republic of Azerbaijan, an ally of Turkey, reclaimed more than a third of the territory it had lost to the Armenian side in the 1992-1994 war.

On the other hand, Baku, Ankara and Moscow agreed to establish a Russian-Turkish center on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan outside the Nagorno-Karabakh region to monitor the fire in the region.