Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has supported Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, has claimed that the Armenian army has committed war crimes. They have destroyed cities, villages, mosques. Therefore they should be given justice. He claimed this while attending a victory celebration in Azerbaijan on Thursday. The Armenian army has denied the allegations and made allegations against Azerbaijan soldiers. German media Deutsche Welle reported this.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement mediated by Russia after six weeks of clashes. As a result, Armenia has lost control of the Armenian territory of Nagorno-Karbakh. Even after 1990, the six districts he occupied were handed over to Azerbaijan. Azeri sees this as a victory for himself.
Turkey has provided military and diplomatic aid and assistance to Azerbaijan in its war with Armenia. Allegations have surfaced that Erdogan withdrew troops to drive out the Azeri army from Syria. As a result, Azerbaijan’s victory is eased. The clashes are believed to have killed at least 5,000 people.
Erdogan participated in the victory festival in Azerbaijan on Thursday. In addition to the army parade, Turkish drones were also present at the ceremony. Who helped defeat Armenia. There he called for a change of government in Armenia. Erdogan stated that regional cooperation with Azerbaijan may be possible if the new government fulfills certain conditions. He will also open the Armenian border with Turkey.
Erdogan said, “We hope that the people of Armenia will be relieved of the burden of their current leadership.” It is the leaders who lied to him in the past and pushed him into poverty.
The Turkish president said that he had spoken to Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Georgia to build regional cooperation. If possible, there will also be Armenia.
Describing Karabakh’s victory as “spectacular”, Erdogan said, “We have gathered here to celebrate a great victory.” Azerbaijan has regained its land. But this does not mean that the conflict is over. The conflict in the political and military spheres will now be on the other front.
During his visit to Azerbaijan, Erdogan led military parades and exhibitions and met with the country’s President Ilham Aliyev.