France decries Turkish involvement in Karabakh


France has stepped up its voice against Turkey as it accused Ankara of “military involvement” on the side of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, reports Arab News.

The statement made by the French Foreign Minister on this regard has become the latest volley in a war of words between Paris and Ankara.

“The new aspect is that there is military involvement by Turkey which risks fuelling the internationalisation of the conflict,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament.

Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics, have for decades been locked in a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnically Armenian area which broke away from Azerbaijan in a 1990s war that cost about 30,000 lives.

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