Ankara: Violence flared up between Azerbaijan and Armenia within the Nagorno-Karabakh area on Sunday (September 27, 2020) and each the international locations have accused one another of launching the assault and of claiming to have an higher hand within the warfare. While the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that the enemy began an assault and the army of Karabakh area is responding, the Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan argued that Armenia has attacked them and it has begun a “counterattack” operation.
The Armenian Defence Ministry has claimed about gunning down two Azeri helicopters and destroying three tanks and the Azeri authorities has asserted about destroying troops, army objects, and gear of the Armenian army.
The present warfare is being seen as an final result of the Turkey-Russia battle, with Turkey supporting Azerbaijan and Russia aligning with Armenia.
The violence was triggered by the Turkish aggression because it started attacking Russian forces alongside the Syrian border and in July 2020, instigated Azerbaijan to assault the Armenian forces within the Tovuz area — the junction level of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia — to offer a message to Russia. Just a few days after the battle, diverging from covertly supporting Azerbaijan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan overtly declared that Turkey shall help Azerbaijan in its battle with Armenia.
Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan accused Turkey of making an attempt to extend instability within the area in an interview with the Russian information company Interfax.
“Today Turkey is trying to export this policy of destabilization to the South Caucasus region. This is a serious concern. Turkey is pursuing an unconstructive and dangerous policy. And Turkey’s actions continue to pose a threat to the security of Armenia”, Mnatsakanyan stated.
Turkey has been deploying terrorists from Syria and Libya to Azerbaijan to assist it battle the warfare with Armenia. It can be supplying Azerbaijan arms and extensively famed Turkish drones. the warfare broke-off between each the international locations, Turkish President got here ahead to state that by attacking Azerbaijan, Armenia has proved as soon as once more it’s the greatest impediment to peace and stability within the area.
“Armenia, which has added a new one to its attacks on Azerbaijan, has once again proven that it is the biggest threat to peace and serenity in the region. The Turkish nation continues to stand by its Azerbaijani brothers and sisters with all its means, as it has always done,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a press release on his Twitter account.
Both the international locations have been part of the erstwhile USSR and root of the battle lies within the disintegration of the us. With the disintegration of the us and formation of impartial international locations, the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh grew to become a breakaway territory between Azerbaijan and Armenia and went by means of intense violence.
The majority Armenian neighborhood started demanding to combine the territory with Armenia, which was supported by a preferred vote of area’s legislature. Though a ceasefire was declared in 1994, the area has been going by means of violence between Armenian neighborhood and Azeri armed forces until date. The final main conflict between each the international locations over the area was in 2016.
Though the us has recognised the area as part of Azerbaijan, Armenia is at the moment controlling the territory by means of the self-declared ‘Republic of Artsakh’ — an administration managed by ethnic Armenian neighborhood. Armenia additionally controls a big quantity of territory surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh.
The escalated tensions between each the international locations have been constructed over the previous few months and as quickly because the tensions started to escalate, Turkey deployed Syrian fighters in Azerbaijan to battle Armenia. Several media studies from final week highlighted that cadres of the Hamza Division – a terrorist group skilled and sponsored by Turkey arrived in Azerbaijan. The Hamza Division is a outstanding a part of the Turkey sponsored Syrian National Army (SNA).
A United Nations report launched within the present month highlighted that Hamza Division and your complete SNA had been concerned in warfare crimes in areas beneath their management since Turkish forces took the management of Kurdish cities Afrin and Ras al-Ayn in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
The report added, “SNA members also looted and destroyed cultural property, in violation of international humanitarian law.”
“Credible reports have emerged that Turkey is transferring its militant proxies based in northern Syria to Azerbaijan as tensions & skirmishes with Armenia rapidly increase.”Greek City Times reported.
Erdogan is famed to take advantage of terror outfits to his benefit and has additionally used the SNA in Libya to fulfil his geopolitical aims and want of changing into the self-declared Caliph of the Muslim Ummah. The group has led to innumerable casualties in Libya. However, with Libya shifting in the direction of peace and stability, Erdogan has now shifted the terrorists of the group to Azerbaijan.
It can be believed that Erdogan has straight deployed Turkish troops alongside the border area to battle with the Armenian neighborhood troopers within the Nagorno-Karabakh area. Turkish armed forces have additionally been conducting joint workouts with the Azeri forces and serving to them in capability constructing as effectively.
Turkey has since lengthy been extending its full-fledged help to Azerbaijan. In reality, this help is stemmed within the deep-rooted hatred of the Armenian neighborhood by Turkey. Subsequent Turkish governments have ensured the ethnic cleaning of Armenian neighborhood staying in Turkey and the ensuing demographic change.
The Turkey sponsored assault in Nagorno-Karabakh has worsened the human rights state of affairs within the area, which already had a fragile human rights situation. An assault throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has added to the woes of the Armenian neighborhood of the area.
The instigations by Erdogan are costing the regional peace and existence of a whole neighborhood. The again to again provocations to assault Armenians are just like efforts of Hitler to cleanse Jews. If the worldwide fraternity doesn’t come ahead to cease Azerbaijan backed by Turkey, then the world may very quickly see the Armenian neighborhood shifting in the direction of endangerment.