Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he discussed in a phone call with Russia’s Vladimir Putin the possibility of expanding efforts to include other regional countries to maintain the Nagorno-Karbakh ceasefire.

The ceasefire was signed on 10 November. 10 military action halted internationally in and around Nagorno-Karbakh, internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but populated by ethnic Armenians, following the worst fighting in the region in the 1990s.

Turkey and Russia agreed to establish a joint center in the region to monitor the ceasefire and the Turkish parliament passed a troop deployment bill to send military observers.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukku and Ace Tokesabe; Writing by Aggie Erkoyun; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)

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