Turkish troops to be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh for one year

Turkish troops will operate within the joint monitoring centre with Russia to monitor the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh for one year, the Turkish defence ministry said on Sunday. 

Turkish soldiers "will work in the joint centre to be established with Russia and in the activities to be carried out by this centre for a period of one year," the ministry said.

Turkey’s parliament on Nov. 17 granted the government permission to deploy peacekeepers to ally Azerbaijan to monitor a ceasefire deal between the country and Armenia aiming to end the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed the truce on Nov. 10. to halt military clashes over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, which saw six weeks of fighting.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will determine how many troops will be deployed to the region.