In the wake of the Karabakh war, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emphasized the need for a new approach in the region. According to AZERTAC, Erdogan claimed that some Western forces still don’t understand that a new era has begun in the region with the conflict. He condemned those who have been provoking Armenia for years and argued that they have caused the greatest harm to Armenia, leading to distrust and empty dreams that were impossible to fulfill.
Erdogan suggested that Armenia should seek security and cooperation with their neighbors for lasting peace, rather than relying on munitions sent by Western countries. He called on Armenia to accept the “hand of peace extended” by the Azerbaijanis and emphasized Turkey’s readiness to take necessary steps for the success of the peace process in cooperation with Azerbaijan.
Overall, Erdogan’s statements highlight the consequences of provoking Armenia and the importance of seeking security and cooperation with neighbors for lasting peace. He also stressed Turkey’s readiness to take necessary steps for the success of the peace process in cooperation with Azerbaijan, reflecting a shift in the dynamics of the region and a need for all parties to adapt to this new era.