Baku demands Ankara’s participation in conflict resolution, while Yerevan demands Turkey’s withdrawal from the Caucasus.
Turkey must be involved in the settlement of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with the Turkish TV channel, TRT Haber. Turkey must be involved in the further process of peaceful settlement of the conflict. Turkey is an important player in the region, Azerbaijan’s neighbor, and Armenia’s neighbor. In my opinion, Turkey’s role will be very important in the future peace process, and it will come,” Aliyev said.
At the same time, Armenian President Armen Sargsyan said in an interview with the Chinese newspaper Caixin that Yerevan expects the international community to put pressure on Turkey due to its interference.
“We want to ask the international community to put pressure on Turkey to retreat from its positions. Only after that, we will be able to return to the natural process within the Minsk Group. Any third party intervention will further confuse the current situation and make it difficult to manage. We have the same situation as in Syria. And this new Syria will create ten times more problems in the heart of the Caucasus, which will spread throughout the region,” he said.
Earlier Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called Turkey’s withdrawal from the South Caucasus a condition of the truce in Nagorno-Karabakh.