As the conflict on the Nagorno-Karabakh borders intensifies, several dutch Parliamentarians issued their valuable protest against Azerbaijan early this month.
Dutch Parliament shall be discussing the motion issued on October 6, 2020 by dutch Parliamentarians, led by Joël Voordewind and Kees van der Staaij, by which sanctions shall be imposed against Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev, its relatives, key figures of the initiators of aggression from Azerbaijani side, etc. Among other, it is requested to set an ultimatum and if conditions are not fulfilled to suspend economic cooperation with Azerbaijan.
Mr Joël Voordewind and Kees van der Staaij have shown their active support and their strong determination in fighting against terrorism and restoring peace in the region. Mainly, Mr. Joël Voordewind in his article addresses the massive issues Turkey has recently caused to EU because of its aggressive and war-resulting behaviour: “It is clear that the Turkish and Azerbaijani aggression must be strongly condemned by the Netherlands, the European Union and NATO. However, they are holding back far too much, cautiously due to a Turkish response. The country could then end the refugee deal with the EU, which has resulted in far fewer refugees reaching Europe in recent years.”
Mr Joël Voordewind strongly condemns Turkey’s involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and calls the EU to stop its aggression and any assistance whatsoever to the state: “France has now recognized both Azerbaijani aggression and Turkish interference. It is high time that the Netherlands followed this example, with associated consequences. Firstly, it is important to strongly condemn the Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression within the European Union and NATO and to call for the withdrawal of troops from Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. …. Obviously, economic cooperation with Azerbaijan must be suspended. In the case of Turkey, we must override the Article 5 principle. A country can, in the event of an attack, enlist the help of allies with this article of the NATO charter. Let it be clear: if Turkey does not let go of this aggression, it cannot expect help from other NATO countries should the country be attacked in the future.”