Armenia's Defense Ministry accuses Turkey of meddling in war over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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The Armenian Defense Ministry has accused Turkey of meddling in the war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

This was stated by representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan, the Armenian information and analytical center Verelq said.

Read also New hostilities erupt along Armenia-Azerbaijan border; civilian, military casualties reported (Photos, video)

He alleges the Azerbaijani military have Turkish-made weapons – "these facts are no longer in doubt."

He also shared information allegedly about mercenaries participating in battles on the side of Azerbaijan.

"I can't say about militants – more evidence is needed, and we'll speak more confidently," he said.

War in Nagorno-Karabakh: Past developments

  • The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh region began in 1988, when the predominantly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.
  • In 1991-1994, the bloodshed conflict continued in the region, which ended with the signing of a ceasefire protocol. Nagorno-Karabakh proclaimed itself an independent "republic." Azerbaijan did not recognize this, considering the territory to have been occupied by Armenia.
  • From time to time, clashes still erupt along the line of contact.

Author: UNIAN

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