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.
Amid a political crisis that has pitted Nikol Pashinyan against the army, the prime minister has announced a snap parliamentary election for June 20.
Demonstrators shouting “Nikol you traitor!” and “Nikol go away!” surrounded the Foreign Ministry's headquarters where Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting, demanding his resignation.
"If the parliamentary opposition agrees to early elections, we will agree to early elections," Pashinyan told the flag-waving crowd.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has faced fierce criticism over his handling of last year's war with Azerbaijan, which many see as a national humiliation. On Thursday, military general staff joined calls for him to step down.
Besides Turkey-US relations, the top officials from both countries discussed issues pertaining to the east Mediterranean, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Upper Karabakh, Syria, Libya and the Covid-19 pandemic during the nearly hour-long conversation.
Following the November 10 truce, Turkey and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint center to monitor the peace deal on Azerbaijani territories retaken from Armenia's control.
One general and 38 military staff will be deployed to the joint centre from Turkish side to monitor truce in the region, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says.
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.
Leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia sign pact to develop economic ties and infrastructure to benefit the South Caucasian region, in post-war meeting held in Moscow.
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