Azerbaijan was compelled to take necessary measures on its sovereign territory: Turkish Foreign Ministry
Baku, September 19, AZERTAC
In launching counter-terror measures in the Karabakh region on Tuesday, Azerbaijan found that it had to take necessary measures on its sovereign territory, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
"Azerbaijan has started an anti-terrorism measures exclusively targeting military elements today (Sept. 19) in response to the long-standing armed attacks and provocations carried out by illegitimate Armenian armed elements in the Karabakh region against Azerbaijani army personnel and security forces," the ministry said.
“Azerbaijan found itself compelled to take necessary measures on its sovereign territory, because the legitimate and just concerns continually expressed on the situation on the ground since the end of the second Nagorno-Karabakh war of fall 2020 were not being addressed,” the statement said.
"We believe that ensuring the continuation of the comprehensive negotiation process, which has been conducted diligently between Azerbaijan and Armenia up to this point, with a focus on achieving results, is the only way to establish peace, security, prosperity, and lasting stability in the region," it said.