“We have the power to exterminate Armenia,” Turkish ultranationalist leader says

“We have the power to exterminate Armenia,” Turkish ultranationalist leader says
Update: 19 September 2022 20:31
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The head of the Great Unity Party (BBP) Mustafa Destici threatened Armenia of exterminating it from history and geography

Mustafa Destici, the leader of Turkey’s ultranationalist Great Unity Party (BBP) said Turkish nation has the power to exterminate Armenia from history and geography.

“They [Armenia] stand at the limit of our patience,” Destici said during a press conference last week in capital Ankara, calling on the Armenian government to “think carefully.” 

On Sep.12, Azerbaijan launched a military aggression against Armenia saying that it has taken “retaliatory” measures against Armenian armed forces’ “large-scale provocations.” Denying the allegations, Armenia accused Azerbaijan for shelling Armenian positions and occupying ten square kilometers of Armenian sovereign territory. The two-day conflict has ended with a truce on Sep.14 and left more than 250 casualties on both sides. 

Turkey that sided with Baku and provided military support to the country during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh war in autumn 2020, reiterated its support to Azerbaijan following last weeks’ clashes. 

Blaming Armenia and Greece for recently acting in an “aggressive” and “unlawful” manner, Destici claimed that the two countries are “made-up, barrier and puppet” states which were created to block Turkey’s connections to Europe in the West and to the Turkic world in the East.

“Turkey will never hesitate to enter a conflict when it comes to the security of its own country, borders, nation, and brothers”, said Destici. 

Turkey has the strength, the will, and the determination to crush both Armenia and Greece, no matter “who is behind them,” he said.

Claiming that a “semi-intellectual” crowd in Turkey supports Armenia and Greece, Destici said that the known suspects are “separatists, traitors, imperialists and internal collaborators. 

These “suspects” manipulate the politics in Turkey and support the opposition parties against the ruling coalition, he said.

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, who visited Yerevan on Sunday strongly denounced the Azerbaijani aggression and called it an “illegal assault.” Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry criticized Pelosi’s statements, claiming that she is a “pro-Armenian” politician.