Moscow and Ankara make conflicting statements about Turkish military in Nagorno-Karabakh

Over the past few days, Moscow and Yerevan on the one hand, and Baku and Ankara on the other, have been making contradictory and mutually exclusive statements on Nagorno-Karabakh. It all started with the fact that on November 10, 2020, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev сообщилthat the Turkish "blue helmets" will join the Russian peacekeepers in the disputed region.

After that, high-ranking officials in Russia and Armenia refuted his statements. They drew attention to the fact that the agreement reached at the trilateral negotiations does not provide for Turkey's participation in the agreed mission.

However, on November 11, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the Turkish military would soon appear in Nagorno-Karabakh on the same basis as their Russian counterparts. He specified that a protocol has already been signed on the creation of a joint Russian-Turkish center to control and monitor the ceasefire regime in the region. The consultations will continue after the arrival of the Russian delegation to Turkey.

In turn, on November 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov informed journalists that there would be no Turkish peacekeeping units on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. He specified that a special stationary joint Russian-Turkish monitoring center will be located on the territory of Azerbaijan. There are no field missions for the employees of this center, since it will work exclusively remotely. The Turks will be able to monitor the situation and the observance of the ceasefire from drones. This will limit their activities.

The Russian minister added that intensive negotiations have been going on with the parties to the conflict over the past few weeks. Moscow coordinated a peacekeeping operation. After the agreement was signed, no attempts were made to disrupt the agreement, since the parties are interested in its observance.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 12 November 2020 19: 10
    So who are the balabol heads. I am with my master or Putin with Lavrov, I believe more that the latter will not yield here, there is already an experience of "cooperation" with the Sultan in Syria
  2. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 12 November 2020 19: 45
    Comrade Putin, finally sell the Armenians, you are in this AU.
  3. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 12 November 2020 20: 19
    There is not the slightest doubt that the Azerbaijanis in the current situation could agree to the appearance of Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh only if there was a Turkish military presence in the region.
    1. Isim soyad Offline Isim soyad
      Isim soyad (Isim Soyad) 13 November 2020 16: 22
      100%!!! Aliyev would never agree without having a counterweight to the RF Armed Forces on his territory (I and many people think so). He always avoided all this, adhering to neutrality towards all states. I think so, if the Russian Federation does not agree to the observers of officers from the TR, for the RF MS, then 6, F16s in the AR will be 12 or 18, and around NK, on ​​the territory of the AR, there will be not 2000, but 4000 servicemen from TR. He has no other choice, either this or that. Neither Aliyev, nor the people of the AR (I mean the very majority), never wanted someone's armed forces for a long or permanent period, in our territory. And Aliyev knows that if there is no Supreme Soviet of the TR (as a counterbalance), then after the victory mood among the people, inside will begin, gradually, not contentment, and the people can go to the rally, and the opposition will help this (and it plays into their hands, how to belittle heroism of Aliyev). Already in all forums, groups and communities, not contentment gradually begins, because there were no tanks, no helicopters, and even less shock ones in the agreement. Why are they here.
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 12 November 2020 20: 20
    For me, there are no contradictions. If Erdogan wants to be present in Azerbaijan, then no one will let him. And first of all, I. Aliyev. I told you on this site. Although they still don't believe me. You do not know the President of Azerbaijan very well. He doesn't like to share power. With no one.

    Stanislav Tarasov. This man has taken an anti-Azerbaijani position all his life. Although he was born in Azerbaijan in Kirovobad (Ganja). But in this article, I agree with him (I must admit that this happens very rarely). True, in this article, not all of his conclusions are acceptable to me. But there is something reasonable in it.

    Putin and Aliyev successfully played Erdogan's card
  5. lahudra Offline lahudra
    lahudra (Nikolay Kondrashkin) 12 November 2020 21: 08
    Turks will be deployed in five surrounding regions, and ours in the Lachin corridor and shrunken Karabakh.
    1. rrt Offline rrt
      rrt (rrt) 12 November 2020 22: 58
      The entire Armenian population will come out of "shriveled Karabakh", because this stub of territory cannot be defended. And after a short time, the Turks will ask the Russians - who are you protecting here? I suppose that potential babakhs will line up in the Turan army, as the acting ones receive Armenian houses as a bonus from the Azeri.