President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on December 10. Celebrations on the occasion of the "victory of the army in Karabakh" are planned for this day in the capital of the Transcaucasian republic. The head of Turkey has been invited to a military parade in Baku.
“The President of Turkey will arrive in Baku to participate in a military parade. The parade is planned for December 10 , - a source told RIA Novosti in the capital of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani media also reported on Erdogan's impending visit to Baku, but did not note that the Turkish leader could attend a military parade in the capital.
Rumors of an upcoming military-patriotic event in Baku appeared on the Web on December 1. Azerbaijani experts then said that in the city at the parade they could show, among other things, the destroyed military equipment of the enemy from Karabakh.
The next day, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on the establishment of the Victory Day in the republic, which will be celebrated annually on November 10. Aliyev's decree, however, did not say anything about the planning of the current December celebrations in Baku.
In September-November 2020, armed clashes between Azerbaijani troops and Armenian forces took place in Nagorno-Karabakh. On November 9, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed an agreement on the complete cessation of hostilities in Karabakh. Putin noted that the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides are stopping at occupied positions, and peacekeepers from Russia are deployed in the region. They, as specified in the document, will control the entire contact line and the Lachin corridor.
In Yerevan, the signing of the peace agreement was regarded by many as a defeat. Mass protests began in Armenia, some ended in clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers and the seizure of administrative buildings.
Turkey initially supported Azerbaijan in the Karabakh conflict. So, on September 28, Erdogan said that "it is necessary to end the occupation" of the region and that "the immediate liberation of the occupied lands of Azerbaijan by Armenia will open the way for the establishment of peace and stability in the region."