BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his support for Azerbaijan, which witnessed border clashes with Armenia, in which 16 people were killed.

Erdogan said in a speech on Friday, that Ankara cannot leave Azerbaijan, “it’s a brotherly country, alone in the face of Armenian attacks.”

Turkey has strong historical and cultural ties with Azerbaijan as well as joint energy projects.

For his part, the director of the Turkish Defense Industries Authority said on Friday, that his sector is ready to assist Azerbaijan.

“Our defense industry, with all its expertise, technologies and capabilities, from our drones to our ammunition, missiles and electronic warfare systems, is always at the disposal of Azerbaijan,” said Ismail Demir, director of the Turkish Defense Industries Authority, on Friday.

Demir, who met with the Deputy Minister of Defense and Commander of the Azerbaijani Air Force Ramiz Taharov in Ankara, said that Turkey would help modernize the Azerbaijani army.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that he would not hesitate to “stand against any attack” on Azerbaijan and that Armenia “is in a difficult position that it cannot deal with” in the conflict.

On Thursday, Azerbaijan hinted at the possibility of striking the Armenia Atomic Energy Station, after allegations spread about Armenia targeting some of Azerbaijan’s strategic facilities.

In response to reports that Armenia intends to launch a raid on the Azerbaijani Mingkevir reservoir, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman, Colonel Vagev Dargali, said, “These reports are false, because it is impossible.”

Dargali said, “This attack is impossible because the area in which this strategic facility is located is well fortified, in addition to the modern defense systems of the Azerbaijani Air Force.”

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The spokesman added: “Armenia should not forget that the latest missile systems in the arsenal of the Azerbaijani army can target and launch an attack on the Metsamur nuclear power plant, which could lead to a major catastrophe for Armenia.”

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-18 05:11

Armenia is member of the CSTO, meaning that… You fück with Armenia = you fück with Russia… Great : Russia will retake control of the Baku oil fields, like in ole Soviet days.
Also remember that since the 1994 Bishkek Protocol, Armenia controls the former Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian-majority Soviet Oblast and the corridor between both :comment image

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-18 05:21
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The Azeri dictatorship is also at high risk of losing its Nakhichivan province :comment image
It’s landlocked between Armenia and Iran with just a little corridor to access to Turkey through a single road

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-18 06:08
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I’m not sure if Azeri prez Aliyev gets what CSTO is about : it’s the Russian NATO and Russia has a border with Azerbaijan while Turkey has no border except 8km with the Nakhichivan exclave and it’s unlikely Erdogan can hope creating a 2nd front by sending his jihadis through the single road : Armenia can control the border just through artillery or invade easily. Turkey won’t act directly : attacking Armenia is like attacking Russia. Turkey is already not far from being booted from NATO, betting that there will be no reaction from Putin for a CSTO country under… Read more »