Turkey: Erdogan stands by 'friend and brother Azerbaijan' in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Armenia to put an end to its «invasion» of Nagorno-Karabakh, as he spoke at the International Maritime Law and Eastern Mediterranean Symposium in Istanbul, Monday. «It is time to put an end to the crisis that began with the invasion of Nagorno-Karabakh in the region. The region will be at peace again when Armenia leaves the occupied territory of Azerbaijan,» he stated. «Turkey will continue to stand by its friend and brother Azerbaijan with all its means and all its hearts,» added Erdogan. The two sides exchanged fire in Nagorno-Karabakh for a second day on Monday. It's been the heaviest fighting in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.


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