Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Anna Naghdalyan has issued the following comment on the statement by the Ministry of Defense of Turkey:
"Unable to conceal the undeniable fact of deploying international jihadist terrorists from Syria and Libya to the South Caucasus region, Turkey once again resorts to the policy of blatantly misleading the international community with fake and provocative allegations.
The false allegations of Turkish Ministry of Defense that foreign mercenaries are supporting Armenia and Artsakh reflect the dishonorable nature of the military-political leadership of Turkey.
The Armenian side stands for the immediate withdrawal of international terrorist organizations from the South Caucasus and resolutely rejects Turkey’s actions aimed at further destabilization of the region.
We strongly condemn the joint efforts of Turkey and Azerbaijan - terrorist supporting countries, to turn their countries into a hub of international terrorism and to spread that plague throughout the region. In order to confront this threat, close cooperation among all parties interested in regional security is required.
Armenia and Artsakh, unlike our two neighbours, do not host, but fight terrorists."