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L’Opinion: Erdoğan excludes West from diplomatic game

L’Opinion: Erdoğan excludes West from diplomatic game

Russian President Putin announced early Tuesday that the two former Soviet republics had signed a deal to end the conflict in Upper Karabakh.
11.11.2020 - 11:34

After Syria and Libya, Upper Karabakh constituted yet another failure for France, a French daily newspaper said Tuesday.

L’Opinion said last night’s cease-fire agreement and joint declaration manifested a heavy defeat for Armenia.

"KARABAKH YET ANOTHER FAILURE FOR WEST"

Underlining Turkish support to Azerbaijan and constant communication between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the daily claimed the West, including France and the US, was excluded from the “diplomatic game.”

It also maintained that the Upper Karabakh issue is another failure for pro-Armenian, anti-Turkish France after Syria and Libya.

“Azerbaijani superiority over Armenia became clear in the opening days of the armed clashes. The efficiency of Russian equipment against Turkish technology stayed rather limited,” the daily noted.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev hailed the agreement as a victory for his country, saying Baku's military success enabled it to gain an upper hand to end the three-decade-long occupation of its territory.