Reuters: Disagreements between Turkey and Russia over deployment of peacekeepers in Karabakh

Disagreements arose between Turkey and Russia over the deployment of peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Russian and Turkish officials will agree on the parameters of the monitoring mechanism, but Turkey also wants its independent observation post to boost its influence in a region, Reuters reported, citing a source. .

“The biggest difference of opinion right now is the observation post Turkey will establish on Azerbaijan’s lands,” the Turkish source said.

“Russia thinks it is unnecessary for Turkey to establish an observation post in the region independent of the joint centre. However, this is necessary for Turkey.”

Talks in this regard will continue in Moscow and Turkey is counting on a compromise solution, the source said.

On November 11, the Russian and Turkish defense ministers signed a memorandum on the establishment of a joint monitoring center that will monitor the observance of the ceasefire in Karabakh. It will be located on the territory of Azerbaijan. Russian peacekeepers deployed 23 observation posts in the region as well.