Fighting in the Caucasus: Erdogan’s Ottoman Ambitions:

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Fighting in the Caucasus: Erdogan’s Ottoman Ambitions:
Fighting in the Caucasus: Erdogan’s Ottoman Ambitions
Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan, which could prove to be decisive in the conflict, stems from Mr Erdogan’s determination to recreate the glory of the Ottoman Empire, when Turkey formed the epicentre…

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Fighting in the Caucasus: Erdogan’s Ottoman Ambitions

by Con Coughlin

  • Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan, which could prove to be decisive in the conflict, stems from Mr Erdogan’s determination to recreate the glory of the Ottoman Empire, when Turkey formed the epicentre of the Muslim world.
  • The latest outbreak of violence — the most serious to affect the region since the early 1990s — began at the end of last month, after Azerbaijan was accused of launching a full-scale assault against Armenian positions in the mountainous enclave, prompting a full-scale mobilisation of Armenian forces.
  • Even so, Mr Erdogan’s intervention in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute…

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