Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his intention to speak with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in a telephone conversation on Monday to discuss the latest regional developments.
“Probably, I will hold a call with Pashinyan tomorrow. These steps taken now in Karabakh are not correct. It is impossible to accept them and we do not regard them as positive,” Erdoğan said at a news conference after the G-20 summit in India.
The G-20 leaders convened in New Delhi for a two-day summit under the theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future,” with notable absences, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Regarding recent developments in Karabakh, Erdoğan stated he had previously spoken with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev about the Karabakh issue.
“In my meeting with (European Council President) Charles Michel, he also stated the EU doesn’t think these steps are acceptable. In my conversation with Pashinyan, I will say that we won’t recognize these illegal elections. No Western country recognizes them,” Erdoğan said.
On Saturday, Türkiye condemned the so-called elections held “under the control of illegal Armenian forces” in territories of Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region.
“The elections held in the territories of Karabakh region of Azerbaijan under the control of illegal Armenian forces is a new manifestation of efforts to unilaterally legitimize the current situation in the region, which is contrary to international law,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.