Turkey wants to build a military observatory in Azerbaijan after the Naka ceasefire, but Russia still does not agree
Turkish sources said on November 23 that Russia and Turkey still have major differences over Turkey’s desire to establish an independent military observatory on the territory of Azerbaijan. The two countries have reached an agreement earlier this month to jointly monitor a ceasefire in the Naqa region.
According to a Reuters report on the 23rd, a Turkish source who asked not to be named said that the biggest difference of opinion between Russia and Turkey is whether Turkey can establish an independent military observatory on the territory of Azerbaijan.
“Russia believes that it is not necessary for Turkey to set up an observatory in an area independent of the joint center, but this is necessary for Turkey.” The source said that talks on this matter will continue in Moscow, and Turkey hopes that Russia will eventually compromise. .
Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia did not immediately respond to the matter.
On the 11th, Turkey and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding. Turkey and Russia will establish a joint center on the “liberated territories of Azerbaijan” to supervise the progress of the Naka ceasefire and prevent the recurrence of conflicts.
On the 16th, the Turkish Presidential Palace submitted a proposal to send peacekeeping troops to Azerbaijan to the Turkish Grand National Assembly. The peacekeeping mission will last for one year. On the 17th, the bill was passed by the Grand National Assembly.
On the 21st, Turkish Defense Minister Akar stated that after the resolution of sending soldiers to Azerbaijan was approved by the Grand National Assembly, relevant preparations have been completed.
“According to the requirements of this resolution, Turkish soldiers will start their missions in Azerbaijan as soon as possible.” Akar also revealed that Turkey is negotiating with Russia. “In order to protect all the rights and interests of the Azerbaijani brothers, we have done everything that needs to be done. thing.