Armenia throws in the towel! After 43 days of fighting, the 2020 Armenia-Azerbaijan War has come to a conclusion. The 28 years old conflict was reignited by an Azeri offensive on the 27th of September 2020. While the frontline had remained static since 1994, Turkish and Israeli drones in Azeri service, direct Turkish military help (drone “pilots”, military supplies, Turkish officers on the ground “advising” their Azeri counterparts and Turkish paid Syrian mercenaries) ensured that this time around, the balance of power between Yerevan and Baku tilted in Azerbaijan’s favour.
This Azeri offensive seems to have been spurred on by Turkey: Toward end of July/early August, Armenia decided to make the Sevres Treaty a cornerstone of its Foreign Policy. This was taken as an insult, a quasi-declaration of war by Erdogan. By mid-August, Turkish and Azeri officers had met on a couple of occasions, seemingly planning for a war. It did not take long, and on the 27th of September, Azerbaijan threw its armed forces against Armenian controlled Nagorno-Karabakh.
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