Turkey’s parliament approves decree on sending troops to Azerbaijan

Turkey’s parliament approves decree on sending troops to Azerbaijan

Turkey’s parliament has approved the president’s decree on sending troops to Azerbaijan, as follows from the document published in the parliament’s database on Tuesday.

President Tayyip Erdogan’s decree was supported by the lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party, the opposition Republican People’s Party, the Nationalist Movement Party, and the Good Party.

Under the decree, Turkey will send its troops to Azerbaijan for a term of one 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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