Erdogan believes that Yerevan is trying to blame Ankara for its defeat in Nagorno-Karabakh

According to the President of Turkey, “for a long-term settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, four UNSC resolutions must be implemented and international law must be taken into account”.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media in Ankara September 30, 2013. Turkey will end a ban that bars women from wearing the Islamic-style headscarf in state institutions, part of the government’s long-awaited package of proposed human-rights reforms, Erdogan said on Monday in a major policy speech. The new rules will not apply to the judiciary or the military. Muslim but secular Turkey has long had tough restrictions on the garb worn by women working in state offices. Erdogan also announced plans to return monastery property belonging to Syriac Christians that was seized by the state. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY – Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CRIME LAW) – RTR3FFHO

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, believes that the Armenian authorities are trying to impose the international community’s view that his country is engaged in hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh because it is defeated in the battles with Azerbaijan. The Turkish leader expressed his opinion in an interview with the Qatari newspaper The Peninsula, an excerpt published by Anadolu on Thursday.

“Armenia has kept a part of Azerbaijan under occupation for almost 30 years”, –  he said. – “The international community has been ignoring this fact for decades, which paved the way for new provocations against Azerbaijan. In response, Baku has decided to launch an operation to liberate historical lands. Today Azerbaijan is liberating its lands step by step”. “Armenia has suffered a crushing defeat on the battlefield and is therefore trying to form an opinion about Turkey’s participation in the hostilities”, –  Erdogan added.

According to the President of the Republic, Turkey “is on the right side and is ready to use all resources to support its brothers in Azerbaijan if necessary. “For the long-term settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, four resolutions of the UN Security Council must be implemented and the norms of international law must be taken into account,” said Erdogan.