Turkey’s parliament permitted the deployment of troops to affix Russian forces at an remark publish in Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire to finish preventing over the area.
Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics, have been concerned in a territorial battle since they gained independence within the 1990s. Nagorno-Karabakh, which is internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan, however is traditionally an ethnic Armenian area, has been the focus of the battle between the 2 nations.
As a part of the ceasefire, signed on November 10, the Turkish troops will keep there for one 12 months. Some 2,000 Russian peacekeeping troops are additionally deploying to the area. Russian officers have mentioned Ankara’s involvement shall be restricted to the work of the monitoring centre on Azerbaijani soil and Turkish peacekeepers wouldn’t go to Nagorno-Karabakh.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned on Tuesday the presence of Turkish troops and, “if needed, civilian personnel from our country, will be to the benefit of the peace and prosperity of the regional people and necessary for our national interests”.