Lebanese-Armenians Protested Outside The Turkish Embassy and Turkey Is Mad About It

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On Wednesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry released a statement condemning the “heinous act” of Lebanese-Armenian protesters who recently demonstrated in front of the Turkish embassy in Beirut’s Rabieh area. 

In its statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry frowned upon the burning of the picture of the Turkish President and the country’s flag.

“We strongly condemn this heinous act against our glorious flag and our President, and expect the necessary actions to be taken against those who are responsible,” read the statement.

The demonstration was held on Monday evening by Lebanese-Armenian students and members of Armenian parties in Lebanon.

The protesters condemned the violation of the truce agreement between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan and Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan in the conflict (with Armenia) over the region.

According to NNA, the protesters threw stones and firecrackers at security forces tasked with protecting the embassy. 

The ethnic and territorial conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region re-erupted last month and violent clashes between both sides have been ongoing.

While many countries including Lebanon are calling for a diplomatic resolution of the conflict, Turkey has announced it was willing to send troops to help Azerbaijan in clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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