Armenia: Turkey sent 4,000 mercenaries from Syria to Azerbaijan

According to the Armenian ambassador in Moscow, Turkey has so far sent 4,000 mercenaries from Syria to Azerbaijan.

The Russian news agency Interfax reports that 4,000 mercenaries from northern Syria have been sent by Turkey to Azerbaijan, according to the Armenian ambassador. According to Ria agency, the ambassador declared that the fighters were deployed in the clashes area in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan rejected the accusations.

The president of Nagorno-Karabakh has taken a clear position on the conflict and said: "It is not Azerbaijan but Turkey that is fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.” The statement speaks of the use of Turkish helicopters and F-16 jets as well as mercenaries from "different states".

The data on the number of fatalities in the conflicts so far vary widely. According to Azerbaijani information, 550 Armenian soldiers are said to have been killed so far. The Armenian side claims to have killed 200 Azerbaijani soldiers. The numbers cannot be verified.