Armenian Prime Minister: Erdoğan wants a new genocide

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview that "Erdoğan is arming Azerbaijan because he wants another genocide."

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan gave an interview to Corriere della Sera, one of the largest newspapers in Italy. Pashinyan said: "Erdoğan is arming Azerbaijan because he wants another genocide. He sent Syrian jihadists here to fight: we have evidence."

Pashinyan added: "Turkey is pushing ahead with the same strategy in the South Caucasus as in the Mediterranean against Greece and Cyprus or in Libya, Syria and Iraq. This is an expansionary policy. In the midst of the ceasefire talks, Turkish President Erdoğan said he did not want Azerbaijan to halt hostilities.

This conflict would not have started without Turkey’s direct intervention. It was Turkey that prompted Azerbaijan to attack Artsakh. Turkish troops are attending the attacks. But not only that. Azerbaijanis uses jihadist militants brought in from Syria. These are terrorists sent by the Turks."