According to Kalin, Ankara stands for diplomatic efforts to resolve differences in the South Caucasus and thus strengthens defense cooperation with Baku.
“We stand on the side of Azerbaijan. The unity, integrity and security of Azerbaijan – is equivalent to the unity and security of Turkey. This cannot be the slightest doubt. This was openly told Putin in a telephone conversation Erdogan. The Turkish head of state called his Russian counterpart to use leverage in Yerevan with the aim of reducing tensions in the region,” said Kalin.
Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics, have long been in conflict over the breakaway Azerbaijan, predominantly ethnic Armenian region of Nagorno Karabakh. But the latest clashes occurred in the area of Tavush region in the North-East of Armenia, approximately 300 km (190 miles) away from the enclave.