Last year's war
The Grand National Assembly of Turkey approves President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's request to deploy Turkish Army peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Sources: France 24
Sources: France 24
Armenia reports that three of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Azerbaijani forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenia says that Azerbaijan "is deliberately escalating the situation as its forces remain illegally on Armenia's sovereign territory" while Azerbaijan rejects the accusation and blames Armenian forces for opening fire first towards Azerbaijani forces in the district of Kelbajar.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces that Turkey will open a consulate in Shusha, a Nagorno-Karabakh city captured by Azerbaijan during last year's war, and that he will look to co-produce military drones with Azerbaijan. Both announcements followed his tour of the contested region with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev the same day. The Armenian Foreign Ministry condemns the visit as a provocation.
Dozens of Artsakh Defence Army troops are reportedly captured during an Azerbaijani "anti-terror" raid on several villages in Nagorno-Karabakh. The villages had previously been returned to Azerbaijan as part of the 2020 ceasefire agreement. Artsakh's Defence Ministry says that it "lost contact" with a number of military posts overnight, with as many as 60 to 160 personnel missing. Videos uploaded to social media appear to show captured soldiers.
Anti-government protesters block streets in the Armenian capital Yerevan, continuing calls for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign over the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement with Azerbaijan. Riot police detain more than 40 protesters.
A large military parade is held in Baku to celebrate Azerbaijan's victory over Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is among the foreign attendees. The parade includes thousands of soldiers, flyovers from helicopters and fighter jets, and a Turkish special forces brigade.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan formally requests "urgent consultations on providing security" to Russian President Vladimir Putin amid its escalating conflict with Azerbaijan in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh that has left thousands dead. Russia says it would provide "necessary" assistance to Armenia without alluding further.
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to a ceasefire in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh effective 03:00 a.m. local time, following Russian-brokered peace talks in Moscow. However, fighting continues and both sides accuse each other of violating the agreement.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces he will send troops to Libya to help the internationally-recognized Tripoli-based Government of National Accord after they requested support. He plans to submit his motion to the Grand National Assembly on January 7 for approval.