TURKEY IS TRYING TO EMBROIL NATO IN THE AZERI-ARMENIAN WAR

NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg with Turkey's Erdogan

TURKEY IS TRYING TO EMBROIL NATO IN THE AZERI-ARMENIAN WAR
By Hoda al-Husseini, posted on www.alarabiya.net 09 October 2020
(The author is a regular contributor to the London-based, Saudi-owned ash-sharq al-awsat newspaper and website. The article below was reposted on the al-Arabiyya website.)

TRANSLATED FROM THE ARABIC BY BARRY WEBB
The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg is in Ankara to convince the President of Turkey Rejeb Tayyip Erdogan to halt the war against Armenia. Ilhami ‘Aleef, the Azeri president has rejected all calls for a cease fire as long as Armenia does not withdraw from the Nagorno-Karabakh region. After the events of last July there was a large gathering (of protesters) in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, demanding the return of Nagorno-Karabakh. Then the occurring of the current clash has attracted anew the attention of the regional powers such as Russia and Turkey. The situation now is escalating and carries with it a very real danger of becoming a wider geo-political clash.

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