The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced its absolute support for Azerbaijan and its readiness to stand by it, against the backdrop of tension, which was renewed today, and the exchange of fire between the Azerbaijani and Armenian forces.
Earlier today, the Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin condemned what he described as the recent Armenian aggression on Azerbaijan, and expressed Ankara’s support for Baku under these circumstances.
“We strongly condemn Armenia’s attack on Azerbaijan,” Kalin wrote on Twitter on Sunday, adding that “Armenia’s attack on civilian areas once again violated the ceasefire, and showed its standing against stability and peace.”
He called on the international community to “immediately stop this dangerous provocation,” noting that “Turkey stands by Azerbaijan and affirms its full support for it.”
The Speaker of the Turkish Parliament, Mustafa Sentop, also said, “Armenia is a terrorist state that threatens not only the security of Azerbaijan but the entire region.”
These statements came against the backdrop of a new military escalation around the Karabakh region, as Baku said that its lands on the seam line in the region were subjected to Armenian bombing, while Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused Azerbaijan of launching an attack on Karabakh.