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Turkey is sending Afghan militants to Karabakh?

Islamists are the lever of Turkish influence on Baku

Azerbaijan, with the help of Turkey, is transferring jihadist fighters from Afghanistan to the Baku-controlled part of Nagorno-Karabakh, the head of the Foreign Ministry of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic said. David Babayan

“After the Taliban * took power in Afghanistan, some of the Al-Qaeda * militants are hastily deployed to the territories of the Republic of Artsakh occupied by Azerbaijan. This is done jointly with Turkey and pursues several goals, ”

– said the representative of Stepanakert.

First, Ankara is trying to save Islamists, whom it uses to its advantage in various countries of the Middle East. Second, the deployment of international terrorists in Karabakh will create problems for Turkey’s regional competitors – Russia and Iran. In addition, the Turks view the militants subordinate to themselves in Azerbaijan as an instrument of control over Baku, Babayan explained.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey is strengthening its positions in Azerbaijan and using power levers so that Baku does not reconsider “fraternal relations” with Ankara.

“We see a deeply thought-out geopolitical line, where radical terrorist forces are actively used. In order to somehow hide what is happening, reports are being thrown in about the alleged transfer of Afghan refugees to the occupied part of Nagorno-Karabakh, ”

– warned the head of the NKR Foreign Ministry, urging international structures and interested states to double-check this information.

In turn, the Russian war correspondent Semyon Pegov in copyright Telegram-channel Wargonzo reported on the development by Azerbaijani officials of a plan for the resettlement of Afghan refugees in Nagorno-Karabakh, who have already begun to arrive. Receive several thousand Afghans by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev allegedly ordered the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wrote Pegov.

Earlier, information about the participation of militants of international terrorist organizations in the second Karabakh war on the side of Azerbaijan was reported by many multidirectional sources: the President of France Emmanuel Macron, Pentagon representatives, Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin, leading American and British media.

We also recall that in May of this year. A court in Armenia sentenced to life imprisonment two Syrian mercenaries who terrorized the civilian population of Nagorno-Karabakh during the hostilities in the fall of 2020 and were taken prisoner by the defenders of the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh.

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* “Al-Qaeda”, “Taliban” – terrorist organizations banned in the Russian Federation

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