“The Turkish army will operate for a year at a joint center to be established with Russia, which will oversee the implementation of the ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” the ministry said.
However, as reported by Al Arabiya on Monday (11/23/2020), the ministry did not specify when and how many troops would be sent to the disputed area. (Also read: Turkey wants to deploy troops in Azerbaijan, asks for support from parliament)
Last week, the Turkish parliament granted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan permission to send troops to Azerbaijan, a close ally of Ankara, to monitor a joint ceasefire with Russian troops.
Russian peacekeeping forces have already deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh and will remain there for at least five years. (Read also: Sufi-style jokes: Those Who Know Tell Those Who Do Not Know)
The deployment of troops is part of a ceasefire agreement between Baku and Yerevan, brokered by Moscow, which was reached on November 10.
Meanwhile, France is proposing the creation of an international peacekeeping force, so that this ceasefire is not only monitored by Russian and Turkish forces.