“Those who want to see the difference between civilisation and vandalism should come and look at the difference between the two periods in Karabakh,” Turkish President Erdogan said while addressing the Azerbaijani parliament.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
Azerbaijan’s defence ministry says around 40 Armenian armed forces illegally entered 400 metres into its territory in the direction of Kalbajar region’s Armudlu village on the border.
Turkey has demonstrated to other countries that it can limit Russia without the help of the US and Western European powers, adding a new element to Moscow’s strategic calculations.
Poland becomes the first NATO country to purchase Turkish UAVs, which have proved their mettle in various high-intensity conflicts.
Despite President Biden's recognition of Armenian claims to genocide, the relationship between Turkey and the US won't break - and legal action in the US is near impossible.
Turkey's President Erdogan says US President Biden's "unfounded" statement on 1915 events has a "destructive impact" on Turkey-US ties, calling on Biden to turn back from "this wrong step as soon as possible."
A few days after announcing snap parliamentary elections for June 20, Pashinyan had declared last month that he would resign in April in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says US President Joe Biden's declaration is based solely on populism.
The US is using the tragic events of 1915 as a political tool to bludgeon an ally who is not willing to blindly fall in line with its diktats.
Statement comes day after US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree to meet in June and despite warnings from Ankara that the move will damage ties between Nato allies.
Bedros Sirinoglu, the chief of Armenian Foundations Union in Istanbul, said all interventions by those who are not parties to the 2015 events "will only deepen our wounds."
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