The Azerbaijani Army liberated Kalbajar, which had been under occupation for 27 years, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin tweeted.

“Karabakh is regaining its true identity. A new era is beginning in the Caucasus. Turkey will continue to play an active role in the new history of the Caucasus,” Kalin said in his tweet.

Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by Azerbaijani president, Armenia’s PM and the president of Russia.

A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on November 10.

Under the agreement, a total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers were deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.

According to the agreement, on November 25, Armenia handed over the Kelbajar region which lies to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. On November 20, the Aghdam region was handed over to Azerbaijan. 

Finally, on 1 December, Armenia will hand over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.