Azerbaijan is waging a struggle against occupiers in its lands and is capable of defending its rights in the Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavuşoğlu said Wednesday, as he reiterated Turkey’s support for Baku, according to Daily Sabah.
“Turkey will support Azerbaijan in every way possible. But so far, their own forces have been more than enough in their fight against illegal Armenian occupation,” Cavusoglu told Anadolu Agency’s Editor’s Desk.
Cavusoglu continued by saying that countries demanding a cease-fire cannot treat Azerbaijan and Armenia similarly: “They should call on Armenia to retreat from the occupied territories that belong to Azerbaijan,” he said.
“Where on earth do occupiers and the ones whose land is being occupied are treated equally?” Cavusoglu said, noting that Armenia has had the courage to attack Azerbaijan because other countries have been supporting it.
The minister highlighted the deadlock over the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, saying that no concrete steps have been taken in the past three decades to put an end to the conflict.
He noted that treating Azerbaijan like it is attacking Armenia is unreasonable because it is fighting against occupiers in its own lands.
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