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    Dutch Investigating Turkish Support of Azerbaijan in Karabakh Conflict

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    The Dutch parliament has inquired into the statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who expressed his support of Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a spokesperson for the Dutch Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Alexander Mosesov On Monday, Erdogan stated that Turkey supports Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and that the region would return to Azerbaijan at some point in the future. The statement was made amid the international reaction calling for the secession of hostilities.

    "Our parliament has inquired into this subject as well," the spokesperson said, confirming that the Ministry received a request for further information in answer to a question on the Dutch reaction to Erdogan's statement.

    On Tuesday, a ceasefire came into force between the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan, following four days of clashes that led to fatal casualties on both sides. The ceasefire deal was reached during a meeting between the heads of the Armenian and Azerbaijani General Staff in Moscow.

    The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh began when the Armenian-dominated autonomous region sought to secede from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, before proclaiming independence as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991.

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