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29 October, Thursday

Turkey to continue supporting Baku 'with all means'

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Turkey will continue to support Azerbaijan with all means in its conflict with Armenia over occupied Upper Karabakh, the Turkish president said on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.

"As Turkey, we will continue to support our Azerbaijani brothers with all means and with all our heart, in line with the principle of 'two states, one nation,'" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during his speech at the opening of the Turkish parliament's fourth legislative session of its 27th term in the capital Ankara.

Erdogan noted that permanent peace could only be achieved in the region "if Armenia withdraws from occupied Azerbaijani territories."

"Efforts to slander Turkey [...] also won't be able save the Armenian administration," Erdogan said.

He warned countries supporting "rogue state" Armenia in its occupation of Upper Karabakh would "answer to the common conscience." 

Border clashes broke out early Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to casualties.

Azerbaijan's parliament declared a state of war in some of its cities and regions following Armenia's border violations and attacks in the occupied Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, region.

On Monday, Azerbaijan declared partial military mobilization amid the clashes. 

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