ANKARA, November 13. / TASS /. Russian and Turkish military delegations discussed the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and the situation in Syria in Ankara on Friday. This was reported by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.
"Today's part of the technical negotiations between the Turkish and Russian military delegations at the Ministry of National Defense has ended. During the consultations, the work to be carried out after the declaration of an armistice in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the situation in Syria, including in Idlib, were discussed. The negotiations will continue tomorrow," the newspaper Sabah quotes the statement of the Turkish military department.
Meanwhile, earlier talks in Ankara were also held by the Russian President's Special Representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal, who discussed Syrian issues.
On November 9, the Presidents of the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev and the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on the complete cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader, in particular, said that the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides will remain in their occupied positions, and peacekeepers from the Russian Federation will be deployed in the region. In addition, Baku and Yerevan must exchange prisoners and bodies of the dead.
A memorandum on the creation of a joint Russian-Turkish center to control the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh was signed on Wednesday following the results of video communication talks between Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.