NATO hopes Turkey to help reconcile Armenia-Azerbaijan
Windowofwold.com – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that his party was very worried about the latest developments in the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Stoltenberg then asked Turkey to help reduce the conflict.
Stoltenberg said that Turkey has a strong influence on Azerbaijan. Therefore, Stoltenberg hopes that Ankara will use its influence to bring Baku and Yerevan to a ceasefire and possibly sit at a table for peace talks.
“We are very concerned about the growing hostility. I hope Turkey will use its considerable influence to defuse tensions,” he said in a statement, as reported by Al Arabiya on Monday (5/10/2020).
Meanwhile, previously Azerbaijan made a ceasefire requirement that Armenia seemed never to accept. Baku asked for an apology, recognition of Karabakh as a territory of Azerbaijan and withdrawing all their troops in the region.
“They must commit to withdrawing troops from our territory. They must provide us with a timetable for withdrawing from the occupied territories,” said Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
“Their prime minister, who said that Karabakh is Armenia, must now say that Karabakh is not Armenia. And after that, of course, we are ready to end hostilities and restore a ceasefire regime,” he continued.