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Russia in Karabakh, Turkey in Nakhchevan

By Messenger Staff
Monday, June 14
Azeri military analyst Uzeir Japarov thinks that the adoption of a new military doctrine by the Azeri Parliament will depend on the prospects of deploying foreign peacekeepers in the Karabakh conflict zone. He says that most probably Russian peacekeepers will be deployed there, while Turkish soldiers will be stationed in the Nakhchevan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.

On April 27 Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stated that "Nakhchevan's security is our security". He also said that Nakhchevan is under threat from Armenia and will therefore be taken under Turkish protection.

Azeri officials explained that if there is military and strategic cooperation between Armenia and Russia there could equally be such cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey.