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Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory: Erdoğan

BAKU. TurkicWorld :

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday expressed Türkiye’s support for Azerbaijan's military operation in Karabakh, reports TurkicWorld with the reference to Hurriyet Daily News.

Addressing the annual UN General Assembly in New York, Erdoğan asserted that Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory, and the imposition of any other status for the region would never be accepted.

"We have supported the negotiation process between Azerbaijan and Armenia from the beginning. However, we see that Armenia has not fully seized this historic opportunity," Erdoğan said.

He expressed Türkiye's expectation that Armenia fulfill its commitments, especially those related to the opening of the Zangezur corridor, a key planned unimpeded road through Armenian territory connecting Azerbaijan to its Nakhchivan exclave.

"As everyone now accepts, Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory. The imposition of any other status will never be accepted," Erdoğan underlined, adding that the primary goal should now be peaceful coexistence for all, including Armenians, on Azerbaijani territory.

Türkiye supports Azerbaijan's steps to preserve its territorial integrity, he said.

On Tuesday, Azerbaijan launched "counter-terrorism measures" in Karabakh to uphold provisions outlined in a November 2020 trilateral peace agreement it signed with Russia and Armenia following 44 days of clashes with Yerevan.

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