President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke by phone with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada.
Steps aimed at improving Turkey-Canada relations, increasing bilateral trade volume and resolving problems in defense industry cooperation were discussed.
President Erdoğan stated it is against the alliance spirit for Canada to suspend the export of some military products to Turkey due to the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict which has escalated as a result of Armenian attacks.
The fact that Nagorno-Karabakh has been under Armenia’s occupation for almost 30 years is the root cause of the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, noted President Erdoğan, stressing that Azerbaijan is conducting its counter-operation within its internationally-recognized borders and on its own territory.
The phone call was held during President Erdoğan’s dinner with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. Joining some part of the phone call, President Zelenskyy also had a friendly conversation with Prime Minister Trudeau.