“If Azerbaijan wants to solve this problem, we said that we would support it.”
The Turkish side is ready to support Azerbaijan on the battlefield to resolve the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. For this, Baku needs to send a corresponding request. This was announced by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, reports hurriyet.com, quoted by RBC Ukraine.
In his words, the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh must be resolved now, since diplomatic methods have not yielded any results.
“If Azerbaijan wants to solve this problem, we said that we would support it. If Azerbaijan sends a request (for military assistance), We will do everything necessary. But we see that Azerbaijan’s capabilities are enough,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
Now Baku rejects the possibility of any outside help. Yesterday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that the country is still coping on its own.
“Azerbaijan is right morally and legally. The entire international community should support Azerbaijan as Ukraine and Georgia,” Cavusoglu added.
Let us remind you that on the morning of September 27, the Karabakh conflict flared up with renewed vigor. The parties to the conflict, Armenia and Azerbaijan, accused each other of offensive actions and rocket attacks on residential areas in the Artsakh region (present-day Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent territories).
Both states declared martial law, and Armenia also declared general mobilization.
The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia began over Nagorno-Karabakh in 1988 when the predominantly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR. Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions – 20% of the territory of Azerbaijan – are under the occupation of the armed forces of Armenia. In May 1994, the parties reached a ceasefire. The territorial conflict has not yet been resolved.
Baku launched an offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh, seeking to restore sovereignty over the region. The coming days will show whether Azerbaijan will be able to achieve its goal. In the meantime, the Azerbaijani army took control of six settlements in the region and several strategic heights in the conflict zone.