Turkish National Security Council: "We condemn Armenia's attacks on Azerbaijan"

Turkish National Security Council: "We condemn Armenia
# 22 July 2020 19:39 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey reiterated its support to Azerbaijan against Armenian border attacks, according to a National Security Council statement on Wednesday, APA reports.

Turkey called on Armenia to stop its aggression and withdraw from Azerbaijani lands it is occupying, the statement said following the council meeting headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Ankara also strongly condemned the Armenian occupation of Azerbaijani territory, the statement added.

On July 12, the Armenian army violated a cease-fire and attacked Azerbaijani positions with artillery fire towards the Tovuz border district, withdrawing after losses following retaliation from the Azerbaijani army.

During its aggression, Armenia martyred 12 Azerbaijani soldiers, including high-ranking officers, and one civilian, besides wounding four troops.

Since 1991, the Armenian military has illegally occupied the Nagorno-Karabakh region, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.