Erdogan Accuses Russia of Siding with Armenia on Karabakh

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ANKARA—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Russia of siding with Armenia on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying Moscow was meddling as it had in Ukraine and Syria, reported Hurriyet Daily News.

Erdogan also accused Armenia of not sticking to a truce with Turkey’s ally Azerbaijan in the territory.

“I hope the steps taken by Azerbaijan to end fighting will be imitated by Armenia, but this is not the case right now,” said Erdogan about the territory, which was captured from Azerbaijan by Armenian separatists in an early 1990s war.

Erdogan earlier expressed his support for Azerbaijan and declared that “Karabakh will one day return to its original owner.”

“Russia says that Turkey is taking sides. If we are looking for someone who is taking sides, it is Russia,” Erdogan said.

“Russia likes taking sides; it has done so in Ukraine, Georgia and today in Syria,” he added.

“You say you are in Syria at the invitation of the regime. You are not obliged to go there. If you do, take the side of the oppressed, not the oppressor,” said Erdoğan.

Turkey and Azerbaijan have a tight military alliance through the 2010 Agreement on Strategic Partnership and Mutual Support which commits both sides to use all resources in the case of a military attack.

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  1. Vindicated Man said:

    Why can’t somebodt accuse him of siding with Axerbaijan. ad well as aiding and abetting it?

  2. Gayane Voskanyan said:

    Is this idiot for real? WOW! Talk about complete detachment from the reality..

  3. Reader said:

    The world powers are sick and tired of islamo-fascist Erdo-gone. He is the last person in the world that should speak about oppression. He has turned Turkey into a dictatorship, oppresses anyone and everyone with any brains, and is now committing genocide against the Kurds in the south east. The European Union should slap Turkey with sanctions instead of rewarding it with billions of dollars. Turkey is the main reason of Europe’s refugee crisis, and of course Turkey is the main creator and sponsor of ISIS. Erdo-gone is a mad man. He is constantly looking for ways to create new conflicts and problems with his neighbors. But then again, maybe it is through him that Turkey will finally see its downfall and complete destruction.

  4. Erica suri said:

    Turkeys Ergodan has waged a quiet war on Christians and for that he should be beheaded, not rewarded with the world bowig to his commands! Causing confict world wide, and supporting terrorists just like Obama. I hope Russia demolishes you, because they are the ONLY country who you dont have leverage on, or who just has enough balls to set you straight!

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