The Turkish government transferred dozens of Arab and Turkmen families to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, on Friday, in order to bring about demographic change in the region, according to Sky News.
The Representative of the Self-Administration of North and East of Syria Şivan Xaburî told “Sky News Arabia” that he had confirmed information regarding the Turkish Justice and Development Government transferring Syrian families to the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Xaburî claimed that this is being done to bring about a demographic change in Karabakh, which is inhabited by large numbers of Kurds, explaining that the Kurds call the region the “Red Kurdistan,” noting that he and his administration were in constant contact with the Kurds, making sure that some Syrian families had arrived there via Turkey.
He also indicated that demographic change is not a new approach for the Turkish government, as it had been previously applied in the city of Afrin, in northeastern Syria, which now has only less than 7 percent of its original inhabitants. In the same context, they want to repeat the same experience in Karabakh.
Azerbaijan, supported by Turkey, seized territory from Armenia during about a six-week-long war that ended with an agreement last week leading to the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Moreover, Lamar Arkandi, a researcher on terrorist groups, mentioned that the Turkish government was working on transferring Syrian families from the cities of northeastern Syria, especially Afrin, to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, after the withdrawal of Armenian forces from it and handing them over to Azerbaijan.
Arkandi added that after occupying Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey would make the second step and send its soldiers there to occupy it directly, approved by the Turkish parliament.
Then comes the third step which is transferring the Turkmen families from the town of al-Rai and Azaz and the border areas with Turkey, resettling them in Nagorno-Karabakh, using this settlement as a lame excuse for Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to engage in military intervention.