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Erdogan’s Wife Tells Aliyev To Obtain Minefield Maps In Exchange For PoWs


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s wife, Emine Erdogan, has advised Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to get the maps of minefields in exchange for the release of Armenian prisoners of war.

According to a video posted online, Emine Erdogan made the remarks when the two Presidents and their wives were on their way to Karabakh.

Aliyev is filmed telling the group that obtaining all the maps of minefields will give them a big advantage, because otherwise demining all the territories will take a lot of time. Erdogan’s wife then chimes in to make sure there are still Armenian captives in Azerbaijan, to which Aliyev replies: “Yes, yes, there are many of them.” She then urges him to return the captives step by step.

Azerbaijan is refusing to return all Armenian prisoners of war, in violation of the statement on the cessation of hostilities signed by the parties in November 2020. The Armenian side has information about some 200 Armenians still in Azerbaijan’s captivity, but Azeri President Ilham Aliyev claims that persons being kept in Baku are not PoWs, but “terrorists and saboteurs”. At least 19 of the hundreds of Armenian captives have been tortured and killed, according to their lawyers. In addition, six Armenian troops were captured on Armenian soil in late May.

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2 thoughts on “Erdogan’s Wife Tells Aliyev To Obtain Minefield Maps In Exchange For PoWs

  • June 17, 2021 at 4:24 am

    Why is Armenian military allowing the intrusion of azerbaijani troops on our lands?
    Why not take them captive and swap them with our troops?
    Armenia returned every azerbaijani solider along with 2 convicted murderers.
    This bizarre & meek response to azerbaijani soldiers on our lands is mystifying. Attack and kick out the invaders who are emboldened by their victory and support from Turkish military.
    They only understand one language and that is language of force.

    • June 19, 2021 at 7:42 am

      True, the Turkic dog only understands one language, the stick or the gun. But these incidents are deliberate provocations to get Armenia to war again before it has re-armed and acquired anti-drone devices. We need to bide our time and then hit them hard in a war of annihilation. The Turkic dog barks loudly but has no teeth.


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