Armenia shows proof of Turkey’s involvement in conflict with Azerbaijan

Armenia publishes photos of wreckage it says is SU-25 warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 jet, Ankara denies claim.

YEREVAN - Armenia posted pictures on an online government platform on Wednesday of the wreckage of a plane it said was a SU-25 warplane shot down by a Turkish fighter jet on Sept 29.

Turkey and Azerbaijan have denied Yerevan's claim that a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down the Armenian plane, killing the pilot. On Wednesday Armenia's defence ministry named the pilot as Major Valeri Danelin.

Fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh entered a fourth day on Wednesday in the biggest eruption of their decades-old conflict since a 1994 ceasefire. 's unified info centre, an online governmental platform.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that French solidarity with Armenia amounted to supporting Armenian occupation in Azerbaijan.

He was speaking in an interview with state-run Anadolu news agency after French President Emmanuel Macron said Turkey's "warlike" rhetoric was encouraging Baku to reconquer Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway region inside Azerbaijan but run by ethnic Armenians.