Erdogan accuses Russia, US & France of offering ‘weapon support’ to Armenia amid Nagorno-Karabakh battle

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused members of the OSCE Minsk Group of offering “weapon support” to Armenia within the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh battle, reiterating his personal assist for Azerbaijan.

Speaking at an occasion of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party within the southeastern Sirnak Province on Sunday, the Turkish president accused Russia, France, and the US – the states that co-chair the OSCE Minsk Mediation Group on Nagorno-Karabakh – of siding with Armenia within the battle. The three international locations are offering “all kinds of weapon support” to Yerevan, Erdogan claimed with out giving any particulars.The president reiterated that he stands with Azerbaijan, insisting it’s inside its rights to “liberate” the disputed, predominantly Armenian-populated area of Nagorno-Karabakh.“Our Azerbaijani brothers are currently in a very serious struggle against Armenia. Why are they fighting this struggle? Because they are fighting to liberate Azerbaijan’s occupied lands from the Armenians,” Erdogan mentioned. “What can be more natural than that?”

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Despite the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group, and Russia particularly, the preventing continues. A ceasefire reached on October 10 didn’t achieve stopping the hostilities. A brand new truce agreed late Saturday was apparently short-lived as nicely, with each Armenia and Azerbaijan accusing one another of breaching it.Think your folks would have an interest? Share this story!