Turkey Called Armenia the Culprit in the New Battle in Nagorno-Karabakh
Windowofworld.com – Turkey has urged Armenia to immediately end what it calls hostilities against Azerbaijan that could set the region on fire. This statement follows the latest clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Armenia declared martial law and mobilized its male population following the latest clashes. Turkey condemned Armenia for what it said was a provocation against Azerbaijan.
“The biggest obstacle to peace and stability in the Caucasus is Armenia’s hostility and must quickly turn away from hostilities that will set the region on fire,” said Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.
“Ankara will support Baku with all its resources,” he continued in a statement.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have long been at odds over Nagorno-Karabakh, the mostly Armenian region of Azerbaijan, which declared independence in 1991. A ceasefire was agreed in 1994, but the two sides often accuse each other of attacks.
Turkey’s Vice President, Fuat Oktay said Armenia had violated the ceasefire with the latest attacks and called on the international community to look carefully and separate right from wrong “.
“Armenian-certified provocateurs have once again shown the world what they understand from the rights, the law, the promises made and the truce. Turkey stands with the Azeri brothers, in whatever way is needed,” Oktay said.