Turkey has “delicate” relations with Armenia because Armenia is pursuing an aggressive and expansionist path in the region, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, while choosing to ignore Turkey’s own violent history with Armenians.
Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh
A local resident holds his granddaughter in the Hadrut province of Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 1, 2020. (AP)
“There is no way that Armenians in #NagornoKarabakh will be defeated. There is no way the whole Armenian nation both in #Artsakh or Nagorno Karabakh in … will accept that,” #Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian tells Al Arabiya.https://t.co/0xI88S6su4 pic.twitter.com/w3u5QKgL83— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) September 30, 2020
An image grab taken from a video made available on the official web site of the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry on October 2, 2020, allegedly shows Azeri units destroying an Armenian field control post. (AFP)
Accusations of ‘expansionism’
Azerbaijani men gather in a military commissariat to join the army in Tartar region, Azerbaijan on Sept. 30, 2020. (AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Libyan GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj (L) arrive for a joint press conference in Ankara on June 4, 2020. (AFP)