Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the situation in Karabakh. The two leaders spoke on the phone Saturday night. Apart from the Karabakh situation, the two leaders also spoke on various regional issues. A statement from the Turkish President’s Communications Office confirmed the case. TRT World gave this information in a report.

In a phone call, Erdogan told Putin that Armenia should regain its hold over the Azeri region.

Erdogan stated that Azerbaijan had to respond to the Armenian invasion of Azeri territory.

Russia has said in the past that it has a defense agreement with Armenia. However, the Karabakh conflict does not come under that agreement. Because it is not the mainland of the country. However, at the end of last month, Moscow indicated its support for Armenia, if necessary, on the issue of Karabakh. The Russian Foreign Ministry has made it clear that Moscow will provide the necessary assistance to Armenia when it reaches Armenia’s mainland beyond Armenia.

The old conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karbakh region resumed on 26 September. Meanwhile, nearly two thousand people have died in the conflict. The fighting has not stopped even after Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a ceasefire agreement on Russia’s initiative. The last attempt was made by the United States to resolve the conflict. As part of this, the two countries reached a third ceasefire. If that too failed, there was no agreement even though the ceasefire was discussed again.

Although the Nagorno-Karbakh region is located inside Azerbaijan, it is controlled by Armenian separatists under the aegis of the Yerevan government. In the late 1970s, conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan began to take control of the region. The conflict ended in the fall of the former Soviet Union in 1991. 30,000 people were killed in the conflict until a ceasefire was established between the two sides in 1994. Later, in early 2016, the two sides also joined the conflict. Source: Daily Sabah

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