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Turkey: Istanbul residents react to Erdogan vowing support for Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict02:59

Turkey: Istanbul residents react to Erdogan vowing support for Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Turkey, Istanbul
September 29, 2020 at 00:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents in Istanbul reacted on Monday to country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voicing support for Azerbaijan in the escalated conflict with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

"Of course I support it, it needs to be supported. The current situation is not good, but our president will do his best, and we are with him," said one resident.

Mehmet, another local, added, "Turkey will be next to Azerbaijan but they should contribute to resolving the situation in a peaceful manner. Turkey should act peacefully to avoid any economic and political damage."

Erdogan announced that Turkey would back Azerbaijan which exchanged fire with Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh for a second day on Monday.

It's been the heaviest fighting in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.

Turkey: Istanbul residents react to Erdogan vowing support for Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict02:59
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Residents in Istanbul reacted on Monday to country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voicing support for Azerbaijan in the escalated conflict with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

"Of course I support it, it needs to be supported. The current situation is not good, but our president will do his best, and we are with him," said one resident.

Mehmet, another local, added, "Turkey will be next to Azerbaijan but they should contribute to resolving the situation in a peaceful manner. Turkey should act peacefully to avoid any economic and political damage."

Erdogan announced that Turkey would back Azerbaijan which exchanged fire with Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh for a second day on Monday.

It's been the heaviest fighting in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.

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