Turkey to stand by Azerbaijan through tensions with Armenia: FM Cavusoglu

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Turkey will continue to stand by Azerbaijan and will never leave it alone, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, after clashes erupted between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.

Speaking at a conference, Cavusoglu added that Ankara’s relations with Armenia were not independent of Yerevan-Baku ties.

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Baku and Yerevan have blamed each other for the flare-up, which comes after Azerbaijan re-established full control over the territory in a six-week conflict in 2020. Turkey is a close ally of Azerbaijan.

“Armenia should cease its provocations and focus on peace negotiations and cooperation with Azerbaijan,” Cavusoglu said on Twitter after talks with Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.

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