Turkey's communications director said that the visit to Aghdam made clear the magnitude of the Karabakh victory, but was saddened to see the ruined cities.
A preferential trade deal between Baku and Ankara will go into effect as of March 1, the Turkish trade minister has announced.
On the night between January 19 and 20, under direct instructions from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet army entered Baku and nearby regions, killing the civilian population using heavy military equipment and other weaponry.
All three Muslim countries continue to back each other on matters of national interest.
Azerbaijan’s defence ministry reports an illegal group of Armenian fighters carried out the ambush in Aghdam, adjacent to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which also fell to Baku before the November peace deal.
The exchange was facilitated by Russian peacekeepers who have been deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh for five years under the peace deal.
Meanwhile, Turkey said the agreement to end the war over Karabakh will have a positive impact on regional stability.
French Senate urged the French government to recognise Azerbaijan's region of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic, a move against UN resolutions.
Azerbaijan's army enters the district of Aghdam, the first of three to be handed back by Armenia as part of a Russian-brokered peace deal to end fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Turkish soldiers will establish a peacekeeping "Joint Centre" with Russia to monitor a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region agreed by Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Baku and Yerevan agree to halt fighting in occupied Karabakh region in a ceasefire deal that Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev calls a clear defeat of Armenia.
Two crew members were killed and a third was injured when the helicopter was shot down in Armenia near the border with Azerbaijan, Moscow says.
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