Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses to mukhtars during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, on April 6, 2016. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday accused Russia of siding with Armenia in the resurgent conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, saying Moscow was meddling as it had in Ukraine and Syria.Erdogan's comments are likely to further fuel tensions between Turkey and Russia, whose relations drastically deteriorated after Ankara downed a Russian warplane near the Syrian border in November. Erdogan also accused Armenia of not sticking to a truce with Turkey's ally Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, which was captured from Azerbaijan by Armenian separatists in an early 1990s war. These opposing alignments have prompted some analysts to suggest the Karabakh dispute risks prompting a proxy conflict between Turkey and Russia who are already at loggerheads over the war in Syria.
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