Syrian President Bashar Al Assad accused the Turkish President Erdogan of “supporting terrorist organizations in both Syria and Libya, as well as being behind the escalation of the conflict in the Nagorno Karabakh region.”
The Syrian president confirms Turkey is sending militants from Syria to the Nagorno-Karabakh region and accuses the Turkish president of supporting terrorists in Syria as well as in Libya, President Assad said in an interview with the Russian Sputnik agency in Damascus.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad affirmed that “Turkey is using terrorists from Syria and other countries in the battles in the Karabakh region between Azerbaijan and Armenia.”
Erdogan is trying to divert the attention of his people from their internal problems by igniting wars, especially after the scandals linking him to ISIS, President Assad added.
In response to a question about the availability of information indicating that Turkey has transferred Syrian fighters to the fighting fronts in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, President Assad said, “We can definitely confirm this, not because we have evidence, but because sometimes if you do not have evidence, you have the indications.”
The Syrian President asserted that “Turkey has used these terrorists coming from different countries in Syria, and they have used Syrian militants in Libya, in addition to other nationalities. Therefore it is obvious and very likely that they are using this method in Nagorno Karabakh because as I said earlier, they are the party that started this conflict and encouraged it.”
Syria has called for a peaceful solution to be reached between the neighboring countries Azerbaijan and Armenia:
The Russian “Sputnik” agency, on Monday, cited an informed source, that 93 Syrian fighters were killed in Nagorno Karabakh, and 53 others were handed over to Syria on Sunday. The agency also confirmed, according to its source, that “a new batch of 430 Syrian mercenaries was also transferred to Karabakh.”
Also, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed a few days ago, its concern about reports of the transfer of militants from Syria and Libya to Karabakh to join them to fight there, considering that these operations “not only lead to further escalation in the conflict zone but also create long-term threats to the security of all the countries in the region.