As he celebrated Azerbaijan’s military victory against the government, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed his calls for a change of administration in Armenia.
In Baku, it is obvious from the previous news that Erdogan participated in a military parade saluting the victory of Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh war. This was the war that took more than 5,000 lives.
The president called for fresh new leadership in Armenia and said it could join Azerbaijan in regional cooperation if such steps were taken. He was there for the goal of a talk about the leadership and politics in Armenia. He additionally increased the prospect of the border being reopened between Turkey and Armenia which will increase opportunities between the two.
In the dispute over the Armenian majority enclave, Turkey offered crucial diplomatic and military backing to Azerbaijan, allegedly including the redeployment of Turkish mercenaries from Syria to reinforce Baku’s army.
Armenia ceded jurisdiction over some of the areas it lost during the fighting, as well as seven neighboring districts it captured during a war in the 1990s, under a Moscow-backed deal. De jure, Nagorno-Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory, but Armenia has controlled the enclave since the 1990s conflict.
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On Thursday, Erdogan also made various important statements. He showed concern about the leadership quality and its impact on citizens of Armenia and said, “We wish for the Armenian people to rid themselves of the burden of leaders who console them with the lies of the past and trap them into poverty.”
In terms of troop numbers, NATO’s second-largest military chief said he had discussed the development of a regional cooperation initiative with Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, Georgia, and probably Armenia.
He also called for accountability for war crimes claimed to have been committed by ethnic Armenian forces and for the alleged destruction of villages, towns and mosques. Such allegations have been refuted by Armenian forces and Azerbaijani troops and foreign mercenaries are the ones responsible.
The Azerbaijan Army paraded military hardware and weapons captured from Armenia at the celebration on Thursday, showing Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, which Turkish media and military analysts said were “turning the tide” of the battle.
‘Today we are here to… enjoy this glorious victory,’ said Erdogan. “The saving of Azerbaijan’s lands from occupation does not mean that the fight is over,” he said. “The struggle carried out in the political and military areas will continue from now on many other fronts.” He added.