Turkey: Azerbaijan achieved ‘sacred success’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Ankara lauds Baku, its shut ally, for an ‘vital achieve on the battleground and desk’, amid deal to finish battle.

Turkey mentioned on Tuesday a deal to finish greater than a month of preventing in Nagorno-Karabakh had secured vital positive factors for its shut ally Azerbaijan within the battle with Armenia.

The settlement, signed by Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, follows six weeks of heavy preventing and advances by Azeri forces. On Sunday, Azerbaijan proclaimed victory within the area’s second-largest metropolis.

“The brotherly Azerbaijan has achieved an vital achieve on the battleground and desk. I sincerely congratulate this sacred success,” Turkey’s Minister of International Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu mentioned on Twitter. “We’ll proceed to be one nation, one spirit with our Azeri brothers.”

Turkey had accused Armenia of occupying Azeri lands and promised full solidarity with Azerbaijan, with which it has shut ethnic Turkic ties.

Beneath the deal, Russian peacekeepers will probably be deployed alongside the entrance line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the hall between the area and Armenia. Azeri President Ilham Aliyev mentioned Turkey may also participate within the peacekeeping course of.

Azerbaijan mentioned it has since September 27 retaken a lot of the land in and across the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave that it misplaced in a 1991-1994 struggle which killed an estimated 30,000 individuals and compelled many extra from their houses. Armenia has denied the extent of Azerbaijan’s territorial positive factors.

A number of thousand persons are feared to have been killed within the flare-up of the battle. Three humanitarian ceasefires had failed earlier than the declaration early on Tuesday.