France Accuses Turkey of Military Interference in Karabakh

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France has accused Turkey of military involvement on the side of the Azerbaijanis in the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region with Armenia.


Turkey is an ally of Azerbaijan and was previously accused by France of deploying Syrian jihadists in the area.

Azerbaijan and Armenia are fighting again for the controversial enclave where mainly ethnic Armenians live. “The new aspect is that Turkey is militarily involved.

This could spark an international conflict,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament. While global leaders call for a ceasefire, Turkey’s foreign minister questioned the usefulness of a ceasefire.

The French minister is pushing for negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. On Wednesday, he announced that consultations would take place in Geneva on Thursday and in Moscow on Monday to negotiate a ceasefire.

France, Russia and the US are organizing these consultations because, according to the minister, a dialogue must take place without preconditions.

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