Turkish parliament to consider issue of sending military to Azerbaijan

Turkish parliament to consider issue of sending military to Azerbaijan

The Turkish Presidency on Monday submitted a motion to the parliament to deploy Turkish troops in Azerbaijan.

The motion, which was submitted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, seeks to deploy troops for peacekeeping in Nagorno Karabakh region for one year.

The deployment "will be for the benefit and welfare of the people in the region," the motion said, adding the move will also be in Turkey’s national interests.


The motion will be voted on in the parliament on Tuesday, Anadolu agency reported.

The Turkish military will be involved in monitoring the ceasefire regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh region within the Joint Turkish-Russian Observation Center.

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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