Erdogan to Russian President Putin: The ceasefire efforts in Nagorno Karabakh could include other countries from the region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, that he discussed in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin the possibility of expanding efforts to maintain the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh to include other countries in the region.

The truce signed on November 10 halted military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh, which is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but inhabited by Armenians, and surrounding areas after the worst fighting in the region since the 1990s.

Turkey and Russia agreed to establish a center in the region to monitor the ceasefire, and the Turkish parliament approved a bill allowing the deployment of forces to send military observers.