Turkey provides reinforcements to Azerbaijan in the framework of the conflict with Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed. His words are quoted by TASS.
“We saw that Turkey began to provide reinforcements to Azerbaijan. We appealed to all international players so that they do not interfere in the situation in the region, ”Pompeo urged.
On October 11, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Turkey’s participation in the war in Nagorno-Karabakh plays an “exceptionally positive” and “stabilizing” role. In his opinion, Ankara must settle the conflict between Baku and Yerevan.
Earlier in October, the US Department of Defense confirmed the fact of the transfer of Syrian mercenaries from Turkey to Azerbaijan amid the escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. A Pentagon spokesman clarified that they are talking about hundreds of militants. According to him, dozens of flights were carried out between Turkey and Azerbaijan, which carried mercenaries.
The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) escalated sharply on September 27. Azerbaijan reported that Armenian forces fired at its positions and settlements on the contact line and announced a counteroffensive. Armenia accused the Azerbaijani military of attacking Artsakh.