SULAIMANI (ESTA) — President of Turkey on Wednesday warned the Armenian authorities for their “unacceptable” attitudes towards Azerbaijan, saying it will have consequences, after the former-soviet states engaged in clashes days ago.
“We find the situation that has occurred due to Armenia’s violation of the agreement – reached after the (2020) war that resulted in the victory of Azerbaijan – to be unacceptable,” Erdogan told a rally in the Turkish capital Ankara.
Decades-old hostiles Azerbaijani and Armenian troops engaged in clashes once again on Tuesday over territorial disputes of Nagorno-Karabakh, sparking the first violence since 2020 in which both sides were trapped in deadly confirmations.
The former-Soviet states accused each other of starting a series of border clashes that erupted for the latest clash.
“We hope that Armenia returns from this wrong path as soon as possible and uses its time and energy to strengthen peace,” Erdogan said.
“This attitude will, of course, cause consequences for the Armenian side, which not only does not fulfill the terms of the signed agreement but also constantly displays an aggressive attitude.”
Armenia-Azerbaijan was firstly engaged in clashes in the late 1980s when both sides were under Soviet rule and Armenian forces captured large-scale land near Nagorno-Karabakh.
The disputed land is long recognized internationally as Azerbaijan’s territory, but with a large Armenian population.
The latest deadly conflict over the same issue occurred in 2020 in which Azerbaijan re-established full control over the disputed region, ending with a Russian-brokered truce and thousands of residents returning to homes from which they had fled.