OMAT team members are in Azerbaijan to assist mine clearance in the Karabakh region.
Minesweeping activities continue in Nagorno-Karabakh, which was rescued by the Azerbaijani Army. 136 personnel from the OMAT team (Special Mine Detection and Clearance) which belongs to the Land Forces were sent to Azerbaijan to assist mine clearance activities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and to train the personnel of the Azerbaijan Army. In the post shared by the official Twitter account of the Ministry of National Defence regarding the subject;
“136 personnel from the Special Mine Detection and Clearance (ÖMAT) teams of our Land Forces arrived Azerbaijan and started to work for the cleaning of the mine areas in Karabakh where the Heroic Azerbaijan Army rescued from the occupation.”
And according to the news published on the website of the Ministry of National Defence, “Clearing of mines and handmade explosives continues in [territories of] Karabakh which were heroically and selflessly liberated from Armenian occupation by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. 136 personnel from our Land Forces Special Mine Detection and Cleaning (ÖMAT) teams were transferred to Azerbaijan to support mine clearance in the region and to train the personnel of the Azerbaijan Army. “
Turkish Armed Forces’ METI and PMKI teams continue to support the Azerbaijan Army
Mine/IED clearance activities continue in areas liberated by the Azerbaijan Army from Armenian occupation. The Turkish Armed Forces’ “Mine and Improvised Explosive Detection and Destruction” (METI) and “Explosive Material Detection and Destruction” (PMKI) teams continue to clean mines/IEDs. Additionally, METI and PMKI teams train Azerbaijani troops on mine/IED clearance.
Turkish-Russian joint center is established in Aghdam
President Ilham Aliyev hosted the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs of France and the USA at his office on 12 December 2020. The Turkish-Russian Joint Observation Center which is planned to be established in Azerbaijan was also mentioned among the discussed issues. The memorandum of understanding for the Turkish-Russian Joint Observation Center to be established for the control and control of the ceasefire in the region was signed on 11 November 2020. President Aliyev stated in his statement regarding the subject that the Observation Center will be established in the Aghdam region and is currently under construction.