Increasingly fiery rhetoric and daily reports of clashes along the tense line of contact around Nagorno-Karabakh have sparked fears of a new conflict over the only remaining road link connecting the breakaway region to the outside world.
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of another cease-fire violation along the two South Caucasus nations’ restive border.
By linking Turkey’s normalization with Armenia to a peace settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Erdogan could encourage intransigence on Baku’s part.
A gruesome video which allegedly shows the moment in which a group of captured Armenian soldiers is surrounded by Azeri troops and executed surfaced on social media.
Today, Azerbaijan marks Remembrance Day, honoring the memories of the heroes who lost their lives fighting in the Second Karabakh War, also known as the “Patriotic War.”
Azerbaijan’s Sept. 13 military strikes on Armenian border towns were just the latest reminder that “upper-handism” – the temptation to take full advantage of perceived military superiority – is alive and well in the south Caucasus.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has openly blamed Azerbaijan over renewed conflict with Armenia, though this was challenged by Baku.