BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – On Thursday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar vowed that Armenia “will pay the price” against the backdrop of the military escalation between it and Azerbaijan.

The state-owned Anadolu News Agency quoted Akar as saying on Thursday, while receiving the commander of the Azerbaijani air force, Ramiz Taharov:

“Yerevan will sink in its machinations and pay for its action.”

The remarks came against the backdrop of the recent military escalation that has been taking place since July 12 in the disputed Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, with the two parties to the conflict holding each other responsible for what is happening.

Turkey, who is a close ally to Azerbaijan, has been criticizing Armenia for their military action, despite evidence of the former attacking Armenian towns and villages along the border.

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Stern Daler
2020-07-17 13:00

I doubt that Turkey can attach a price tag to the self defence of Putin’s ally.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-18 04:35
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Turkey will fight to the last Azeri, not further. Turkish DM Akar made his intentions clear : he wishes the annexation of whole Armenia (and also of the Azeri province that is landlocked between Turkey and Armenia!), as well as parts of Iran, oil-rich areas in Iraq, Syria, gas-rich Cyprus and bits of Bulgaria and Greece as well as having a puppet regime making Libya a banana-republic… Well, it’s very ambitious… I have doubts about neighbours letting such project happening. There was a guy named Adolf with projects alike and he had a way much better balance of force for… Read more »

OziGooner
OziGooner
2020-07-18 20:16

Turkey most likely provoked Azerbaijan to reignite old tensions with Armenia who have been tortured by Turkey for centuries…