"About four thousand jihadists loyal to Turkey from the Al-Nusra Front and the Sultan Murad Brigade arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh from Libya and Syria, and they are fighting at the front alongside the Azerbaijani forces," said the former Armenian ambassador to Italy, Sargis Ghazarian.
"The presence of these anti-Armenian jihadists is dangerous and even more so if we take into account the moratorium on war activities that the UN Secretary-General called for due to the Covid epidemic," Ghazarian stressed in a statement to the Italian news agency AKI.
The statement of the former Armenian diplomat to the Italian Agency came during his participation with 100 people in the sit-in organized by the Armenian community in front of the House of Representatives headquarters on Tuesday, to demand an end to what he called "Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression."
AKI added that Ghazarian highlighted the "danger that a NATO member state," namely Turkey, "is feeding the spread of terrorist networks in a region where it has never existed," while Azerbaijan, which "enjoys the credibility of being Europe's energy partner, is witnessing the presence of jihadist fighters near the gas transport routes."
The former Armenian diplomat concluded his statement to the Italian agency, asking: "Where is the credibility of the policies of some European countries?"
Aki pointed out that the French President, Emmanuel Macron and the co-chairs of the OSCE-Minsk Group (France, Russia and the United States) were the first to denounce the presence of these pro-Turkish forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.