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Turkish defense minister vows to 'avenge' Azerbaijanis killed in Armenian attacks

As clashes fare between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Ankara has warned Yerevan that Turkey will not let aggression against its ethnic Turkic kin go unpunished.
Hrachik Pogosyan, 55, points at the roof of his house in the village of Aygepar in Tavush region damaged by recent shelling during armed clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on July 15, 2020. - Defence officials in Armenia and Azerbaijan said fighting on their border subsided on July 15, 2020 after several days of deadly clashes raised fears of a major flare-up. At least 16 people on both sides were killed in three days of shelling that started Sunday between the ex-Soviet republics, which have been l

Turkey warned its eastern neighbor Armenia today that it would bear the consequences for its attacks against its ethnic Turkic kin in Azerbaijan that have killed 16 people on both sides since border clashes flared up between the former Soviet states on July 12.

At least 11 of them were Azerbaijanis, including a major general and a colonel in the country's defense forces. It was the worst outbreak of hostilities since April 2016, when scores were killed in four days of fighting.

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