Mesut Ozil supports Azerbaijan in Karabakh dispute

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has declared his support for the Azerbaijani army’s operation in Upper Karabakh.

The 31-year-old German citizen of Turkish descent tweeted on 13th October, 2020, tweeted that, “One nation, two states,” referring to the fraternity and strong ties between Turkey and Azerbaijan.

He added that “For me, it’s important that everyone in the world should know the fact that the Nagorno-Karabakh region is legally and internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, yet it is currently occupied illegally,”

Ozil explained that in March 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution reaffirming the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and demanding the withdrawal of all Armenian forces.

He reiterated that the UN’s decision on the dispute should be upheld and recognized.

He added that the current fighting in Upper Karabakh – also known as Nagorno-Karabakh – is seriously worrying people and also imperils international peace and security.

“Let’s achieve peace and let’s work towards a fair future, and one without violence. Every death on either side is a loss for everyone,” he stated.

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