Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a trilateral agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh without consulting his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This is reported by the authors of the WarGonzo Telegram channel with reference to their own sources in Istanbul.
“According to data from diplomatic circles, Aliyev asked Putin for twenty minutes to agree with Erdogan the well-known document on the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into Nagorno-Karabakh. The President of the Russian Federation did not provide such an opportunity for Aliyev. Naturally, this circumstance caused serious tension in relations between Baku and Ankara, since Erdogan’s plans did not include giving the region under the control of the RF Ministry of Defense”, – the publication says.
It is noted that, according to Ankara’s plan, the agreement was to provide, in addition to the Russian contingent, to the areas of contact between the armed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan, also the Turkish military. In view of this, Erdogan had to initiate a decision by the parliament to send troops into the territory of Azerbaijan.
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“The question of the presence of militants from pro-Turkish terrorist groups in the region remains open. According to diplomatic sources, Moscow and Tehran demanded the immediate withdrawal of radical elements from Transcaucasia. Aliyev promised to fulfill these requirements. Erdogan again opposes this. He has his own plans for extremists. We will tell you which ones in the near future”, – the authors emphasize.