REUTERS - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he hoped Armenia would respond to Azerbaijan's efforts to end the current crisis over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.
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In a speech broadcast live, Erdogan also said if any party was taking sides in the conflict it was Russia, responding to a charge he said Moscow made that Turkey was siding with Azerbaijan. Turkey has vowed to stand by Azerbaijan, with which it shares close linguistic and ethnic ties.