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Turkey extends military mandate in Azerbaijan

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree extending the mandate of national troops in the Russian-Turkish joint monitoring center in Azerbaijan has been submitted to the parliament, TV channel A Haber reported on Thursday.
The joint center for controlling the implementation of the ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh was established in the Azerbaijani district of Agdam in accordance with the memorandum signed by the Russian and Turkish defense ministers on November 11, 2020.
The long-standing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh flared up in September 2020, marking the most serious escalation in relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan in years. The hostilities ended with a Moscow-brokered trilateral declaration signed in November 2020. Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to completely cease fire and exchange prisoners. However, the situation in the region has remained tense, with intermittent clashes between the two countries. (UNI/SPUTNIK)

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