Turkish intelligence sergvices are involved in the events in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, Sergei Naryshkin, said in an interview with Russia’s RIA Novosti.
According to Narishkin, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service “senses” this and sees “separate elements” of Turkish work.
The Russian top intelligence official also confirmed that Russia has precise data about the participation of militants from the the Middle East, primarily from Syria, in the Karabakh conflict.
The Armenian-Azerbaijani war, which started on September 27 with the Azerbaijani attack on the self-proclaimed Armenian Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, has become one of the key destabilizing factors in the South Caucasus.
At the same time, Azerbaijan and Turkey continue to insist that Turkey is not involved in the conflict and there are no Turkish-backed Syrian militants in the war zone. These claims go contrary to the reality and Baku has recently even been forced to admit that Turkish F-16 warplanes are deployed at airbases in Azerbaijan.
As to Turkish proxies deployed from the Middle East, their estimated number, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is about 2,000.
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