NATO chief expects Turkey to calm Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

An alleged Azeri artillery strike towards the positions of Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on September 28, 2020. (AFP)

The head of NATO said Monday he expected Turkey -- a key ally of Azerbaijan -- to use its “considerable” influence to calm the conflict in the Armenian separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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“We are deeply concerned by the escalation of hostilities,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on a visit to Ankara. “I expect Turkey to use its considerable influence to calm tensions.”

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