'Turkey will not hesitate to stand against any kind of attacks against Azerbaijan's rights, law and soil' - Erdogan | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

14 August, Friday


'Turkey will not hesitate to stand against any kind of attacks against Azerbaijan's rights, law and soil' - Erdogan

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The president of Turkey Recep Tayyib Erdogan condemned the Armenian attack on the northwestern Tovuz district of Azerbaijan, EDNews.net reports citing Daily Sabah.

"We strongly condemn the attack by Armenia against friend and brother Azerbaijan," he said.

At least seven Azerbaijani military personnel, including one general and a colonel, were killed in fresh border clashes with Armenia in the Tovuz region Tuesday.

That brought the total number of Azerbaijani deaths to 11 since border clashes on Sunday reignited the simmering Azerbaijan-Armenia territorial conflict.

Erdoğan stressed Turkey's concern over the tension that has been going on since the invasion of Upper Karabakh turning into conflict with Armenia's "reckless and systematic attacks."

Upper Karabakh is the internationally-recognized territory of Azerbaijan and has been illegally occupied with Armenian military aggression since 1991.

Erdoğan underlined that the attack carried out on the borders of the two states with heavy weapons shows that it was a deliberate attack on Azerbaijan.

"This attack goes beyond the diameter of Armenia. The aim is both to block the solution in the Upper Karabakh and to reveal new conflict areas."

"Turkey will not hesitate to stand against any kind of attacks against Azerbaijan's rights, law and soil," Erdoğan added.

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