According to Reuters, Moscow refused Ankara to erect observation posts in Karabakh, and in response, the Turkish authorities said they would act independently, regardless of Russia's position on this issue.
Reuters, citing a Turkish source, reports that Russia and Turkey disagree on many issues regarding Ankara's desire to organize an independent military observation post in Azerbaijan. Recall that in mid-November, the heads of the Russian and Turkish Defense Ministries Sergei Shoigu and Hulusi Akar signed a memorandum on the creation of a joint center to control the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. However, Turkey, an ally of Azerbaijan, insists on the need to establish its own observation post on the territory of the NKR.
- The biggest difference of opinion now is the observation point that Turkey will establish on the lands of Azerbaijan. Russia believes that there is no need for Turkey to create an observation post in the region, independent of the joint center. However, this is necessary for Turkey, - said the agency's interlocutor.
Against this background, the situation in the region may deteriorate significantly, especially taking into account the influence of Ankara on Baku.
Let us recall that the center will be located on the territory of Azerbaijan. It will become a body to deal with complaints, questions and problems related to any violations of agreements.
The previously signed agreement on the cessation of hostilities in the NKR caused a wave of discontent among the Armenians. The opposition called the signing of the agreement "betrayal", and then in the government building and in the residence of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.