At 5 am on September 25 (10 am Japan time), more than 2,900 refugees had sought shelter in Armenia after escaping from Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region with Azerbaijan, according to the Armenian government. The photo showcases the evacuation of people from Stepanakert by car, taken on the 24th (2023 Reuters/David Ghahramanyan).
Goris, Armenia, September 25 (Reuters) – The Armenian government has reported that at least 6,650 refugees have arrived in Armenia after fleeing the conflict-ridden Nagorno-Karabakh region, which remains a disputed territory between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Due to the military campaign launched by Azerbaijan last week in the ethnically controlled areas of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan effectively claimed victory, triggering widespread fear and prompting many ethnic Armenians to flee the region in order to avoid persecution and potential ethnic cleansing.
In an interview with Reuters on Friday, the ethnic Armenian leader in Nagorno-Karabakh stated that the 120,000 ethnic Armenians residing in the region no longer desire to continue living there. Recent video footage illustrates the heavy traffic congestion on roads leading to Armenia, further highlighting the urgency and scale of the ongoing crisis.
On the 25th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a visit to Nakhchivan, an Azerbaijan enclave bordering Armenia, Iran, and Turkey. During his meeting with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Erdogan proposed the idea of establishing a land corridor between the two countries through Armenia. However, Armenia firmly opposes this proposition, which adds another layer of complexity to the already volatile situation.
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[ゴリス（アルメニア） ２５日 ロイター] – According to the Armenian government, at least 6,650 refugees have arrived in Armenia after fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region with Azerbaijan.
Last week, Azerbaijan launched a military campaign against the ethnically controlled areas of Nagorno-Karabakh, effectively winning the war, leading many ethnic Armenians to flee the region, fearing persecution and ethnic cleansing.
The ethnic Armenian leader in Nagorno-Karabakh told Reuters on Friday that the 120,000 ethnic Armenians do not want to continue living in the region. See more
Video footage shows heavy traffic jams on roads leading to Armenia.
On the 25th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Nakhchivan, an enclave of Azerbaijan that borders Armenia, Iran, and Turkey. There, he met with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan and suggested the possibility of establishing a land corridor between the two countries through Armenia. See more
However, Armenia opposes this idea.
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