Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renewed his call for a change of leadership in Armenia following Azerbaijan's victory in Karabakh and offered Yerevan a chance to join a six-country regional cooperation bloc.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says generals and other military officers from both countries will work together at the centre to ensure lasting ceasefire in the region.
Soviet-era Grad multiple missile launch system can fire 40 rockets in around 20 seconds and their deployment suggests Moscow is not taking any chances with the security of its peacekeepers.
Turkey's President Erdogan moves motion in parliament for peacekeeping mission in Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region for one year.
Police arrest several protesters in the Armenian capital Yerevan as people seek PM Nikol Pashinyan's resignation over a ceasefire deal that ended fighting with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.
More than 400 servicemen have arrived in Karabakh, Russian General Staff official Sergei Rudskoy says, giving the peacekeepers control of the Lachin corridor, a key connection between Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
President Erdogan says Ankara and Moscow will be monitoring the ceasefire through a joint center that will be formed on a territory liberated by Azerbaijan from Armenian occupation.
Earlier in the day, Baku shot down two Armenian warplanes, Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry said.
The ceasefire is due to take effect at 8 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) on October 26, the US State Department and the governments of Azerbaijan and Armenia said in a joint statement hours after a new fighting erupted between the two countries forces.
Azerbaijan's army makes significant strides in its quest to liberate its land from occupying Armenian forces.
US Secretary of State Pompeo aims to press on with mediation efforts to end the conflict in the region.
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