Disinfo: Erdogan’s task – to globally explode the situation in South Caucasus, then NATO will invade the bleeding region

Summary

Erdogan has the following task “from the top” – to globally explode the situation in South Caucasus. So that every side, every country, everybody is involved in hostilities. Then a situation will develop in the region in which NATO will decide to invade the bleeding region.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory about the war in Nagorno- Karabakh and a recurring disinformation narrative portraying NATO as a threat to global peace because it has an aggressive agenda.

The recent escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region is a continuation of the decades-old conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. There is no proof that NATO is preparing to invade the region of South Caucasus or that NATO has tasked Turkey with escalating the situation. During his visit to Turkey, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO is "deeply concerned by the escalation of hostilities. And I expect Turkey to use its considerable influence to calm tensions. "

Answering a question on NATO member Turkey's support to Azerbaijan in this conflict, Jens Stoltenberg highlighted that NATO is not involved in the conflict, and both Armenia and Azerbaijan have been valued NATO partners for more than 25 years. He said, “it is important for NATO and international security that hostilities end, the suffering stops, and a peaceful solution is found.” He called on both sides to show restraint, observe the ceasefire, and de-escalate now.

See similar cases claiming that US and NATO actions are escalating tensions in Caucasus, that NATO is preparing for hybrid and conventional war with Russia, that the 2008 August War is an example of how NATO poses threat to peace with its military excercises, that EU wants to expand towards East by destabilising the Caucasus.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Caucasus, Military, Nagorno-Karabakh, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, NATO

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