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Democratic senators demand inquiry into alleged Turkish and Azerbaijani human rights abuses

Turkey has responded to some of the recent criticisms it has received from Democrats in Washington. The recent call from the Senate focuses Turkish support for Azerbaijan in the war with Armenia.

A group of Democratic senators is demanding the US government look into alleged human rights abuses committed by Turkey and its ally Azerbaijan. This comes amid increasing criticism of Turkey from Democrats as well as Azerbaijan’s ongoing war with Armenia.

On Thursday, Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and several others introduced two resolutions for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The resolutions, which are nonbinding, ask the top diplomat to conduct an inquiry into human rights abuses by Turkey and Azerbaijan, according to a press release.

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