Erdogan confirms his upcoming visit to Baku for a military parade


December 4, Fineko/abc.az. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes that Paris has lost confidence as a mediator on Nagorno-Karabakh after the French National Assembly's decision on the region.

"France has lost confidence as a mediator on Nagorno-Karabakh," Erdogan told reporters after Friday’s prayers.

He also backed the early statements of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev regarding the actions of Paris.

"President Aliyev earlier made a recommendation to the French. If you love Armenians so much, then give Marseille to them. I support this proposal. Karabakh is an integral part of Azerbaijan. The fact of occupation was recognized by both the U.S. and Russia. France also recognized the occupation, but now they are following a different path," he added.

The Turkish leader called the current President Emmanuel Macron a "headache" for France.

"France is going through a dangerous period of development. They need to get rid of the problem called Macron as soon as possible," he said.

Erdogan also informed that he and his wife would take part in an upcoming military parade in Baku on the occasion of the Victory in the war for the liberation of the historical lands of Azerbaijan.