Turkey's involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is most-approved AKP policy across Turkish population

Turkey's support for Azerbaijan in the conflict between Baku and Yerevan in Nagorno-Karabakh was the most widely-approved move carried out by the party, according to a recent survey. The AKP policy that was the least supported was its involvement in the Libya conflict.

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Turkey's involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia was the most approved policy of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), a recent poll revealed.

Some 36 percent of the population said that they approved the government's Nagorno-Karabakh policy, MetroPoll survey showed, which is not surprising considering that discrimination against Armenians is common in Turkish society. 

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's AKP lent significant support to Azerbaijan against Armenia and the Turkish President also attended Azerbaijan's victory parade alongside his counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, in Baku on Dec. 10, 2020. 

The AKP policy that was the least supported was the involvement in the Libya conflict, with only 3.2 approving it. 

Some 8.2 percent said they support the government's Syria policies and 13.2 said they back the AKP's moves in the eastern Mediterranean. 

According to MetroPoll, some 29.8 percent said that they approve none of the above. Strikingly, 17.2 percent of AKP voters also said that they don't approve any of the policies listed.