“Today these forces and countries also want to cause damage to Turkey and the Turkish people,” Erdogan added, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media on Jan. 25.
"The current events on the Turkish border, as well as in the South Caucasus, are directed in general against the Turkic people," the president said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.