Turkish FM says Turkey 'not fueling' Karabakh clashes
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 6
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said showing solidarity with Azerbaijan in its hour of need does not mean encouraging it to enter a conflict, Anadolu reported.
In remarks made after the Azerbaijan-Turkey-Iran trilateral foreign ministers' meeting in the Iranian city of Ramser Tuesday, Cavusoglu responded to Iranian media reports claiming that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was supposedly fueling the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
He pointed out that Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani land of Karabakh should not be blamed on Azerbaijan and Turkey. "You should give credit where it is due. Those occupied lands belong to Azerbaijan," Cavusoglu said.