Selava Omar – Xeber24.net
The British newspaper “The Guardian” reported that the potential spread of Syrian mercenaries in the “Armenian-Azerbaijani” conflict is a sign of Turkey’s growing appetite to project its power abroad, and opens a third stage in its regional rivalry with Moscow, as Ankara is already involved in a power struggle with Russia in Syria and Libya, and tensions could now extend to the disputed “Nagorno Karabakh” region between the two sides.
The “Guardian” indicated that the arrival of foreign fighters will add a new layer of complexity to the battle between Yerevan and Baku over the disputed region.
She also pointed out that the region attracts Western concern because it is a major corridor for the oil and gas pipeline to Europe.
And observers wondered why the highly trained and armed military forces in “Baku” need help from Syrian mercenaries.
But men in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib say a recruitment drive began a month ago.
And at a time when Ankara recognizes its military support for Baku through arming, training the Azerbaijani army and joint maneuvers, the Guardian pointed out that the scenario of recruiting mercenaries to Azerbaijan is very similar to what happened in Libya, where the fighters were to work as guards on Libyan lands, but they found themselves in the middle of the war.