Erdogan signs law on sending Turkish troops to Azerbaijan

Erdogan signs law on sending Turkish troops to Azerbaijan

Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan signed a law on sending Turkish troops to Azerbaijan, according to the local "Resmi Gazete" media outlet.

"The Azerbaijani army has achieved great success in restoring the territorial integrity of the country. According to the statement signed between Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia (on a complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict), it was decided to establish a Monitoring Center to control the ceasefire," the law said.

"Turkey has always been and will be next to Azerbaijan. Turkey's support to Azerbaijan to preserve the country's sovereignty relies on international law," Trend cited the law as saying.

The law’s draft was discussed on Nov.17 and adopted at a meeting of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

According to the draft, Turkish military servicemen will operate within the Russian-Turkish joint monitoring center in Nagorno Karabakh for 1 year.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1.

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