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Erdogan asks Turkish Parliament to renew deployment to Azerbaijan

Turkey sent peacekeeping forces to Azerbaijan last year following the victory in the Nagorno-Karabakh war with Armenia.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked parliament today to extend Turkey’s military presence in Azerbaijan.

Erdogan requested that the deployment be extended for another year so that Turkish forces can continue monitoring the cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed Nagoro-Karabakh region. The Turkish troops are working alongside Russian forces in the area, the official Anadolu Agency reported.

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