Baku says Yerevan attacked its civilians who were visiting a cemetery in western Tartar city, causing fatalities and injuries, as fighting over the occupied Karabakh enclave runs into its third week.
Azerbaijan and Russia are competing for Southern Europe’s gas demand. A long-term supply disruption of the former's gas exports would prolong Moscow’s gas monopoly in European markets.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discusses the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Armenia-occupied Karabakh with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over a phone call.
The enthusiasm Azerbaijanis display for the Turks appears mutual: hundreds have been driving around Istanbul in organised rallies and flying the two majority Muslim nations' flags since the latest occupied Karabakh hostilities resumed.
A Czech politician faces backlash for reducing the ongoing Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict to Christianity versus Islam.
President Erdogan says he will announce the extent of Turkey's gas find in the Black Sea when he visits a drill ship there on Saturday.
More than two weeks of fighting between the Caucasus rivals has left almost 600 dead, including 73 civilians, according to a tally based on partial tolls from both sides.
"If the Minsk Group hasn't been able to find a solution for more than 30 years, it's time to find a new mechanism," according to Ibrahim Kalin, Turkey's presidential spokesman.
For over three decades, the Minsk Group has failed to bring peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Now, some want a new format to deal with the conflict.
Turkey is involved in a number of military engagements in the region and many are asking whether its economy can weather the activity.
The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia continues in occupied Karabakh.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges the EU to take a “consistent stance” on Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and says that Armenia had endangered Europe's energy supplies by attacking parts of Azerbaijan.
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