Turkish Parliament Approves Law on Sending Military to Azerbaijan
On November 17, the Turkish Parliament adopted a bill on sending Turkish troops to Azerbaijan, following its submission the previous day by Turkish President Erdogan, according to ‘Azerbaijan in Focus’, reporting Turan News. The document states that the Turkish military will work at the Turkish–Russian Joint Monitoring Centre, tasked with maintaining control over the Karabakh ceasefire regime for one year.
Hulusi Akar, Turkish Minister of National Defence, revealed during a virtual conference with General Yasar Guler, Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces and other military commanders, that the Turkish and Russian military delegations have held numerous negotiations regarding the technical aspects of upholding these agreements. He stressed that these discussions are ongoing.
Mr Akar recalled that, shortly after the signing of the tripartite ceasefire agreement, Turkey and Russia approved a protocol on the establishment of a Joint Monitoring Centre. He continued: “All these documents form a framework, on the basis of which further steps need to be developed. A military delegation has recently arrived from Russia to Ankara, and discussions on this issue continue.”
Mr Akar concluded by condemning the actions of Armenia and Armenians destroying houses and forests as they flee the previously occupied Azerbaijani lands.