Ankara, Turkey – A clip dedicated to the Azerbaijani army, which achieved a great victory in Nagorno-Karabakh by the Ministry of National Defense, was shared on social media.
The video, prepared by the Ministry of National Defense for Azerbaijani Army, was shared on its Twitter account. “It is dedicated to our Azerbaijani Turks brothers who made us proud by achieving a great victory in Nagorno-Karabakh and to the heroic soldiers of their heroic army.” message, shared with the 2-minute video featuring Turkish and Azerbaijani soldiers, received acclaim.
Congratulating Azerbaijan on liberating its occupied territories, Turkey’s foreign minister termed the Karabakh deal a “great victory” for Azerbaijan.
“We will continue to stand with Azerbaijan. This [deal] is a great success and victory for Azerbaijan. Lands, under occupation for 30 years are being liberated,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
He said Turkey is in contact with all parties on monitoring the deal to end the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute.
“Finally, [Armenian premier Nikol] Pashinyan and the Armenian army had to give up,” Cavusoglu said, adding that Armenia has paid a heavy price for its unrelenting pursuit of war and conflict.
Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Azerbaijan and Armenia have signed an agreement to create the necessary conditions for a long-term and comprehensive solution to the longstanding conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh.
The announcement sparked celebrations in many Azerbaijani cities, with thousands carrying both Azerbaijani and Turkish flags, singing national anthems and dancing in the streets.
“We are pleased with the support that the Turkic Council has extended to Azerbaijan,” Cavusoglu said, stressing the need for all brotherly countries to show their solidarity.
Relations between the two former Soviet republics over Upper Karabakh have remained tense since 1991, with fresh clashes erupting on September 27, 2020.
Armenia repeatedly attacked Azerbaijani civilians and forces for over 40 days, even violating three humanitarian cease-fire agreements.