Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has asked his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, to press Armenia to abide by the terms of a Russian-brokered truce in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Oct. 11.
The ceasefire, clinched after marathon talks in Moscow advocated by President Vladimir Putin, was meant to halt fighting to allow ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azeri forces to swap prisoners and war dead.
In a statement, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned an Armenian missile attack on Ganja, Azerbaijan’s second city, on Oct. 11 morning. Turkey is a close ally of Azerbaijan.
Earlier, the Turkish Defense Ministry said that the “international community should speak up against Armenia.”
“Committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, Armenia now violates the ceasefire,” the ministry said on Twitter.
“Even in a ceasefire, Armenia continues to assault civilian settlements,” it added.