If this is linked, the conflict between California's Armenian and Azeri diaspora communities over border disputes back in the Caucasus seems to be seriously escalating, it's lucky no one was hurt in this fire https://t.co/XAB9RAQTJI— Sam Dean 🦅 (@SamAugustDean) September 18, 2020
The conflict in the Caucasus Mountains has remained unresolved for more than three decades, with periodic bouts of fighting. Border clashes in July killed at least 16 people, prompting the largest demonstration for years in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, where there were calls for the region's recapture.
On Sunday, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged support for Azerbaijan during the new crisis while Russia, traditionally seen as an ally of Armenia, called for an immediate ceasefire and talks to stabilise the situation.
France, which has a large Armenian community, called for an immediate ceasefire and dialogue, while Iran, which borders both Azerbaijan and Armenia, offered to broker peace talks.