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.

“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.

Note, Azerbaijan Armed Forces launched on Tuesday a local anti-terrorist operation to neutralize illegal Armenian armed formations and their outlaw military infrastructure in the Karabakh region.