Armenia's parliament condemns 'full-scale military attack' by Azerbaijan
[ARABNEWS] Armenia’s parliament on Monday condemned what it said was a "full-scale military attack" by Azerbaijan on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and said
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
’s involvement in the crisis could risk destabilizing the region.
I think it's already destabilized.
"The international community should take active steps to prevent not only aggression by Azerbaijan, but also Turkey’s ambitions to be involved in the ... conflict which will lead to the region’s destabilization," parliament speaker Ararat Mirzoyan said.
Azeris speak a Turkic dialect. Armenians speak Armenian.
Azerbaijani and Armenian forces battled for a second day after dozens were killed in an outbreak of heavy fighting that has raised fears of an all-out war between the longtime enemies.
Nagorno-Karabakh is an Armenian-speaking (and cultural) enclave within Azerbaijan's borders. It was one of those "smile or else" things the Soviets came up with.
Defense officials in both countries confirmed that intense festivities had continued overnight after erupting on Sunday along the frontlines of Nagorny Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian region that has broken away from Azerbaijan.
It never was part of Azerbaijan.
The separatists said on Monday that 15 more of their fighters had been killed, bringing the total reported corpse count from both sides to 39.
So the Armenian irregulars won 15-24. Back when I was covering them, the Azeris would come into town, shoot some people, and grab some loot. The next day the Armenians would come in, shoot most of the Azeris, and chase the survivors out.
With each side blaming the other for the latest fighting, world leaders have urged calm as fears rise of a full-scale conflict that could draw in regional powers Russia and Turkey.
I think the Armenian treasury contains thirty or forty bucks. The only people they've fought with since the Turks murdered a few million of them have been the Azeris, plus the Germans when they were Soviets.
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor....
expressed their worry about the situation and called on both sides to cease fire and seek peaceful solutions to the conflict, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.
Azeris are Moslems. Armenians are Christians. Guess which side they're gonna support, despite the fact that puts them on the side of the Turks?
Turkey meanwhile said that Armenia must stop its occupation of Azerbaijan’s lands and send back the "mercenaries and terrorists" it brought from abroad for stability in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
They must be referring to the
Soviets Russians, who still have military bases in Armenia. Azerbaijan, of course, has no Turkish Syrian mercenaries and Al-Nusra terrorists.
"Armenia must immediately halt its attacks, send back the mercenaries and
bandidos forces of Evil it brought from abroad and withdraw from the Azerbaijan lands," said Ottoman Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, adding a ceasefire and peace are needed.
Denied it right plausibly, didn't he?
Turkey has said it will support Azerbaijan in the festivities, in which fierce fire was exchanged for a second day amid reports of at least 21 killed and hundreds maimed. Yerevan said Turkey was taking part in the festivities, but Baku denies this.
"No, no. Certainly not!"
Ex-Soviet Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a territorial dispute over Nagorny Karabakh for decades, with deadly fighting flaring up earlier this year and in 2016.
'93 was hilarious.
The region declared its independence after a war in the early 1990s that claimed 30,000 lives but is not recognized by any country — including Armenia — and is still considered part of Azerbaijan by the international community.
They declared independence after the Azeris cut off their electricity.
The Karabakh defense ministry said on Monday 32 of its fighters had been killed in the latest festivities. Seven civilian fatalities were reported earlier, including an Azerbaijani family of five and a woman and child on the Armenian side.
Posted by: Fred 2020-09-29