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Turkey says in talks on how to monitor Karabakh ceasefire

FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets with his Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov in Baku, Azerbaijan November 1, 2020. Turkish Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is continuing discussions on how to observe and monitor a ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, after the warring sides signed a Russia-brokered deal to end fighting.

Under the deal, Russian peacekeepers will be deployed along the frontline in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia. Azeri President Ilham Aliyev said Turkey will also take part in the peace-keeping process.

Speaking at a news conference in Ankara, Cavusoglu said the deal would ensure the seven regions around Karabakh are handed to Azerbaijan, adding that Turkey would continue to stand with its Azeri allies.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Jonathan Spicer

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