Tuesday, October 13, 2020

"Turkey Notifies Russia: Armenia Must Withdraw From 'Occupied Azerbaijani Lands'"

In February 2016 we posted a series of five headshots of defense ministers that had made the rounds on the internet the previous year, see if you can guess which one is Russian:

(from left to right): Sweden (Karin Enstrom), Norway (Ine Eriksen Søreide), Russia ( Sergey Shoigu), 
Netherlands (Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert), Germany (Ursula von der Leyen)

Of the five, four have moved on with their political careers while the defense minister in the middle remains in the office.

From ZeroHedge:

Via AlMasdarNews.com,

Ankara said that the Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, stressed during a telephone conversation he had today with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoigu, “the necessity of Armenia’s withdrawal from the occupied Azerbaijani lands.”

The Turkish Ministry of Defense stated, in a statement, that Akar called on Monday with Shoigu, and during the call, “views were exchanged on Armenia’s attacks on Azerbaijan.”

According to the statement, Akar stressed that Armenia, which he claimed “launched an attack on the civilian population and violated the ceasefire regime, must stop its attacks and withdraw from the occupied territories.”

Akar pointed out that “Azerbaijan cannot wait another 30 years,” stressing Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan in its move to “regain control of its lands.”...


Just one more thing the Soviets effed up. Similar to the British drawing lines on maps in the, what they used to call the near east, or in Africa, the lines were for administrative convenience of colonial powers but left a bit of a mess when the empires collapsed.

The Azerbaijanis don't dare allow a self-determination plebiscite because they know the Armenian descended residents of Nagorno-Karabakh would vote to hook up with Armenia in a heartbeat.