Azerbaijan denies Armenia's info on Turkey taking part in Karabakh battles
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 30
The Armenian Foreign Ministry’s statements that Turkey is taking part in the current battles in the Nagorno-Karabakh region are false and provocative, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend on Sept. 30.
“We would like to remind that on September 27, 2020, in response to the new act of aggression by the Republic of Armenia, the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan carried out counter-offensive measures to ensure territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders,” the statement said. “These days Azerbaijan provides an adequate response to the ongoing military provocations of the Republic of Armenia. The Azerbaijani army is sufficiently prepared and strong enough to ensure the defense of its people and lands.”
“If we speak of the role of Turkey, we would like to reiterate that Turkey is committed to ensuring peace and security in the region, as well as respect for the fundamental norms and principles of international law,” the statement said. “Turkey supports the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in accordance with the norms and principles of international law, in particular the documents adopted by different international organizations, including UN Security Council resolutions.”
“Speaking of the rumors about the alleged shooting down of a Su-25 fighter jet of the armed forces of Armenia by an F-16 aircraft of the armed forces of Turkey, this once again demonstrates Armenia's intention to involve third parties in the conflict by spreading false information,” the statement said.
“Apparently, issuing absurd statements Armenia pursues to divert the attention of the international community from its aggressive policy and the war crimes it still commits against the Azerbaijani civilian population,” the statement said.