Baku hands over 15 Armenian prisoners in exchange for maps of thousands of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines planted by Yerevan during illegal occupation of Fizuli and Zangilan regions.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan claimed victory in snap parliamentary elections he called in an effort to defuse a political crisis after a defeat in war against Azerbaijan in November.
Early results from a post-war snap parliamentary vote in Armenia showed Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's party leading with 58.5 percent of the vote, far ahead of ex-president Robert Kocharyan's alliance with 18.5 percent.
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.
"If the parliamentary opposition agrees to early elections, we will agree to early elections," Pashinyan told the flag-waving crowd.
The exchange was facilitated by Russian peacekeepers who have been deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh for five years under the peace deal.
French Senate urged the French government to recognise Azerbaijan's region of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic, a move against UN resolutions.
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.
At least 21 civilians killed, 70 others wounded in the attack Baku blames on Yerevan. A ceasefire implemented earlier this week has failed to take hold as both sides accuse each other of violations.
Novaya Gazeta's Russia correspondent, Ilya Azar, had reported higher military losses from the Armenian side, and that Yerevan was using newly conscripted soldiers as cannon-fodder.
The Republican Party, that controlled the old parliament before election frontrunner Nikol Pashinyan led massive protests that forced the government to step down earlier this year, is struggling to overcome a 5-percent threshold.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan came to power in May after spearheading weeks of mass anti-government rallies that toppled veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian.
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