Erdogan: "Putin's positive approach also helped the process to continue in a positive direction"
- 10 December 2020
"I had a detailed discussion with my brother today. Why has the settlement of the Karabakh conflict been extended so far? Why was this tragedy in Karabakh for 30 years? What was the work of the Minsk Troika? These - the United States, Russia, France - were the most powerful countries in the world. Why was this work so protracted and ineffective? Couldn't they get a result? They could. Why did they prolong it?” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a press conference after the signing ceremony of documents between Turkey and Azerbaijan today, APA reports.
The Turkish President stressed that after the start of the war, positive messages began to arrive: “In the beginning, France was constantly looking for my brother, trying to get results. They wanted to contact us from time to time, but we did not answer. Because we knew that pain is different. Our brothers, in particular, have already said, "We will cut our navels," and they have taken action, and they have already started to work. Even after the work began, we held talks with Vladimir Putin. In the same way, the diplomatic part of the work was carried out by our Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Especially at this point, the reconnaissance and defense part was carried out. With all this work, the weather began to take shape very differently. I cannot put aside Putin's approach here. His positive approach also helped keep the process moving in a positive direction. The work has come to this point. "