Alley of Martyrs in Baku: "Russia, leave, Turkey, stay"
There are few protests in Baku against the Russian army, that has assumed the role of a peacekeeping force in the Karabakh region. Participants of the actions chant the slogans "Russia leave, Turkey stay". The Turkish media are trying not to focus on the topic of peacekeeping. Of course, a part of the population of Azerbaijan, which has not experienced all the "delights" of the war, is "intoxicated" by its result and wants more.
Oddly enough, the Azerbaijani government officially condemns these and similar actions.
Against the background of all this, the decision of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to introduce an unnamed number of Turkish servicemen to Azerbaijan for a year could become a catalyst for regional turbulence. Does the Armenian leadership need to hurry to convey to the world community the idea that Turkish servicemen in Azerbaijan obviously cannot play the role of peacekeepers? Definitely yes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, it seems, convinced Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to aggravate the situation and not provoke the Armenian side by bringing Turkish troops into Karabakh. However, Erdogan has a reputation for being an unpredictable politician, capable of making very risky decisions.
Meanwhile, the Russian military are performing their duties as usual and have safely begun patrolling. The majority of the population of Artsakh and Armenia are positively disposed towards Russia, thanks to which the bloodshed was stopped.
The next step after the deployment of the peacekeeping contingent should be the complete withdrawal of foreign fighters from the conflict zone. Without which the transition to political issues of conflict settlement is impossible. And so far there is not even an approximate timeframe for determining the status of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Meanwhile, the provocative rally in Baku on the Alley of Martyrs is a wake-up call reminding of the multivariate course of the conflict.