WW4 File: Moscow-led CSTO yet to intervene in revived conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, even though Republic of Armenia has come under attack from Azeri artillery and missiles, Turkish fighter jets and drones since Sep. 27, prompting air defenses at Russia’s military base in Gyumri, Armenia to knock down nine Turkish-built Bayraktar TB-2 drones; Russia also deploys “large” number of FSB officers to support Armenian counter- parts assigned to protect border with Iran; meanwhile Azeri dictator Ilham Aliyev receives speaker of Turkish parliament on Oct. 19, Mustafa Sentop meets with Aliyev’s FM, Jeyhun Bayramov, next day, Sentop affirms “Nagorno-Karabakh region is Azerbaijani territory both historically and legally”; Turkey (conveniently) leaves two F-16 fighter jets at Ganja Int’l Airport, in Azerbaijan proper, and six in Azeri exclave of Nakhchivan after joint exercise in Jul.-Aug., alliance between Baku and Ankara permits each country to est. military base in other’s territory; NATO member Turkey outmaneuvers Russia by signing defense industry coop agreement with NATO aspirant Ukraine, counterbalance Russia’s dominance in Black Sea region, Islamist dictator Recep Erdogan: “Turkey has not recognized Crimea’s illegal annexation and it never will”

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