BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 22. Azerbaijan’s anti-terrorist measures in Karabakh are not related to Pashinyan. This has nothing to do with the Armenian state, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said while answering questions from Turkish journalists upon returning from New York, Trend reports.
“This is an issue related to the Armenian separatists in Karabakh,” Erdogan said.
He noted that the separatists' attempts to hold so-called "elections" seriously worried both the Prime Minister of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
"Azerbaijan regarded this as further inflaming the current process. Meanwhile, of course, the deaths of our brothers brought the situation to a completely different level. Warnings were given, but despite this, the separatists continued in the same spirit. Azerbaijan intervened and carried out anti-terrorist measures in a short period of time," Erdogan added.
Azerbaijan launched anti-terrorist measures in Karabakh on September 19 in order to completely expel Armenian illegal armed formations from its territory.
As a result, in less than 24 hours, the Azerbaijani Army managed to take control of more than 90 combat positions of the Armenian armed forces units. At the same time, seven combat vehicles, one tank, four mortars, and two infantry fighting vehicles were captured as trophies by the Armenian Armed Forces units.
Thus, an agreement on the cessation of anti-terrorist activities was reached at 13:00 (GMT+4) on September 20.