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Erdogan Visits Nagorno-Karabakh Town

Erdogan Visits Nagorno-Karabakh Town

Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 - 10:00
A photo distributed by the Azerbaijani presidency showing Presidents Erdogan and Aliyev in Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (AFP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Tuesday the symbolic town of Shusha that was recaptured by his country’s close ally Azerbaijan during a war last year with Armenia for the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Erdogan arrived early Tuesday in Azerbaijan's capital Baku and held official talks with President Ilham Aliyev.

Turkey was a key backer of Azerbaijan during the conflict, which erupted in September and ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire after six weeks of fighting and some 6,000 deaths, according to AFP.

A senior Azerbaijani diplomat told AFP that during the visit the Turkish leader will also “deliver a speech to the Azerbaijani parliament and on Wednesday attend the Euro 2020 football match in Baku between Turkey and Wales.”

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