Ankara Says it will Send Troops to Help Azerbaijan

Turkey's Vice-President Fuat Oktay (right) with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Baku in 2019
Turkey's Vice-President Fuat Oktay (right) with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Baku in 2019

Turkey’s Vice-President Fuat Oktay (right) with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Baku in 2019

Turkey will not hesitate to send soldiers and provide military support for Azerbaijan if such a request is made by Baku, Vice President Fuat Okaty said on Wednesday, adding there was no such request at the moment, Reuters reported.

Speaking in an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Oktay also criticized the OSCE’s Minsk Group of trying to keep the issue unresolved and supporting Armenia, both politically and militarily.

In comments to Azerbaijan’s parliament, Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop portrayed Armenia as the aggressor and criticized mediation by France, Russia and the United States—the Minsk Group co-chairing countries.

“If they are sincere on their path to peace, those who have held Armenia’s leash and supported it for years need to end this dangerous game now and stop supporting Armenia. Azerbaijan does not have another 30 years to wait,” Sentop said, according to Reuters.

The Minsk Group, he said, “is brain dead.”

In a speech to the nation, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said Baku was willing to end fighting as soon as possible to complete the restoration of what it sees as its territorial integrity.

Baku also wants Turkey directly involved in the conflict settlement process, which Armenia opposes.

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  1. ara said:

    these otto and azeri outhouse products of centuries will get such a blow that they will beg to have their loutrine to crawl into- once and for all-russia will take care of them
    too

  2. Vartan said:

    “…military support for Azerbaijan if such a request is made by Baku,”
    As Erdogan governs Azerbaijan, that sentence means that Erdogan is hesitating ? Depending of… russian support in Armenia ? Or maybe Iranian intervention ? It seems like a Game : everyone is waiting each others, waiting the good timing. I just hope Armenia gets enough heroes during this incredible suspens..

  3. Serop said:

    To be precise the vile Turkish government has already sent senior military commanders, entire team of communications experts, over 150 Drones and Turkish special forces have been heavily involved in all planning and attacks
    Lets not forget the constant stream of paid jihadists from ErDOGan’s defense contracting firm, over 4000 and counting

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