June 11, 2021 - 12:29 AMT
Macron to discuss Karabakh, Armenia-Azerbaijan relations with Erdogan

French President Emmanuel Macron intends to discuss with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria and Libya on the sidelines of a NATO summit to be held in Brussels on June 14.

"I want to talk about the situation in Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh and relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan," Macron told a press conference in Paris on Thursday, June 10.

In the war against Artsakh (Karabakh), Turkey supported Azerbaijan militarily, also by transferring terrorist mercenaries from the Middle East to fight against Karabakh. Armenia was the first to report on Turkey's deployment of thousands of Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan. International media publications followed suit, as did reactions from France, Russia, Iran and Syria. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army has already unveiled footage from the interrogation of two such terrorists captured on the front.

He added that the two sides had "profound disagreements" but need to "continue to talk".

"When we are members of the same organisation, we cannot decide to buy equipment that does not allow interoperability, we cannot decide to carry out unilateral operations which are against the interests of the coalitions that we have built," Macron said.

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