The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, believes that Russia is involved in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “Russia said that Turkey is a party to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Indeed, Russia is a party to the conflict,” Erdoğan stated. Reuters quotes Erdogan as saying that Russia was involved in the conflict in Georgia, in Ukraine and now the conflict in Syria as well.
Earlier, the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, stated that Russia doesn’t find Turkey responsible for the escalation of the conflict. “We don’t accuse any external players of the fact that they provoked the current outbreak of tension. We don’t accuse Ankara of this either,” the Minister said.
“I don’t dare to judge what role Ankara played or didn’t play, or what role it continues to play with respect to Nagorno-Karabakh. However, it would be right for all, including Turkey and the Turkish people for Ankara to be focused on cessation of support for terrorism.” Earlier, the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, stated that Ankara is provoking the war in the region and that it openly supports adventurous policies of the Azerbaijani leadership.