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ANKARA, April 4. /TASS/. Ankara will continue to support Baku in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monay speaking at a meeting of the General Assembly of the Turkish Red Crescent Society.
"I have expressed condolences to my friend (President of Azerbaijan) Ilham Aliyev on the raging conflict. I continue to offer condolences to the military and the entire Azerbaijani people over the loss of life, because the fighting still continues there and intense fighting is underway," he said. Erdogan recalled that "Turkey had always sided with Azerbaijan in the Nagono-Karabakh issue and would continue to offer support (to it)."
"We feel in our hearts the pain of the Nagorno-Karabakh occupation and the loss of life there," he said. "I want to say though that Nagorno-Karabakh is sure to be part of Azerbaijan someday."
The situation along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone deteriorated dramatically overnight on April 2, fierce clashes began. The parties to the conflict accused each other of violating the truce.