French President Emmanuel Macron has assured that his country has information about the arrival of Syrian fighters belonging to “jihadist groups” through Turkey in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, confirming allegations made by Armenia.
“Today we have reliable information that indicates that Syrian fighters from jihadist groups crossed Gaziantep,” a Turkish border town, “to reach the area of operation in Nagorno Karabakh,” where the fighting between the Armenian forces has been taking place since Sunday. and Azerbaijan, Macron said.
According to the French President, “this is a very serious new event that is changing the situation.” It has also blamed Azerbaijan, backed by Turkey, for the recent events. “I want to be very clear that the bombings that started from Azerbaijan on Sunday had no justification, as we understand it,” he said.
The Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian had previously denounced that Azerbaijan and Turkey were fighting “with the help of terrorist mercenaries” in Nagorno-Karabakh, an Azerbaijani but largely Armenian and self-proclaimed independent region.