Erdogan hopes Azerbaijan will continue its offensive in Karabakh

Source : 112 Ukraine

Turkish leader believes that the region must be liberated from the Armenian occupation
17:04, 3 October 2020

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh: he hopes that Azerbaijan will continue its offensive and believes that the region should be liberated from the Armenian occupation. He stated this, speaking at the opening of the hospital in Konya, Haberturk reports.

In his words, Armenia "vilely occupied" Nagorno-Karabakh and attacked Azerbaijan.

"Brother Azerbaijan launched a major operation both to protect his land and to save Karabakh. The Azerbaijani army saved many cities from occupation. We stand for friendly and brotherly Azerbaijan. This struggle will continue until Karabakh is liberated from occupation," added Erdogan.

On September 27, the Azerbaijani side fired at settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then the motorized and tank subdivisions of the Azerbaijani army went on the offensive in the northern, southern and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.

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On the same day, the Republic of Armenia applied to the European Court of Human Rights with a request to apply an interim measure in accordance with Rule 39 of the Rules of the Court in order to stop military attacks on civilian settlements along the line of contact between the Armed Forces of Armenia and Artsakh.

On September 30, it was reported that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in response to a request from Armenia, approved measures by which it ordered Azerbaijan and Armenia to refrain from hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

On October 2, Armenia announced its readiness to negotiate a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Related: OSCE requests regime of silence in Nagorno-Karabakh to evacuate bodies of dead

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