“It is the biggest obstacle to the peace process”

Armén Sarkisián gave an interview and referred to the situation in Nagorno Karabakh

He main obstacle on the way to a peaceful solution in Nagorno Karabakh is Turkeydeclared this Friday the President of Armenia, Armen Sarkisián, in an interview with CBN News television and posted on the presidential website.

“Turkey is now the biggest obstacle to the peace process”, he claimed the Armenian President, noting that “without removing Turkey from the general context, it will be very difficult to achieve a peaceful solution through consultations and return to the negotiating table in the framework of the Minsk Group of the OSCE ”(Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), reported the Russian news agency Sputnik.

“If all this continues, other neighbors in the region will be involved (in the conflict) and we will have another Syria”While Turkey will control international pipelines and the situation in the Caucasus will be very unstable, he said in relation to the oil and gas pipeline that carries fuel from the Azerbaijani capital Baku to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea.

On September 27, armed clashes broke out again in Nagorno Karabakh, the focus of conflict between Yerevan and Baku since that territory, with a predominantly Armenian population, decided to separate in 1988 from the then Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic.

At noon on Saturday, October 10, a ceasefire that had been agreed by the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers in Moscow, with the mediation of Russia and Turkey, began to rule, but the bombings continued and both parties blame themselves for having broken that agreement.

The hostilities, in which the warring parties used armor, artillery, aviation and missile systems for the first time since the 1992-1994 war, caused hundreds of military casualties and dozens of civilian casualties.

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