I wrote about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan here a few weeks ago. While looking for something else I stumbled on this letter to The Economist from the Ambassador of Azerbaijan in London. If you recall, there have been accusations that Turkey has been providing Syrian mercenaries to its ally, Azerbaijan.
We categorically reject the allegations on the use of Syrian mercenaries. Azerbaijan’s armed forces are ranked 64 according to Global Firepower in terms of military strength and are perfectly capable of providing every protection Azerbaijan needs. Armenia, however, is ranked 111.
If you have not seen it yet, the Azerbaijani military’s 80s rock music video is well worth a watch.