Tom Mutch is a New Zealand-born, Yerevan-based freelance journalist with a special interest in crime and conflict. A former U.K. parliamentary researcher focusing on defense and security, he has more recently been on the ground covering the wars in Nagorno-Karabakh and Eastern Ukraine. His work has appeared in outlets including The Daily Beast, openDemocracy, Der Spiegel, POLITICO, the BBC, and Channel 4.
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For Syrian Armenians, the apparent entry of their compatriots into the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict seems to confirm all their suspicions about the role of Turkey, which also supported rebel factions in Syria, and that the true purpose of helping Azerbaijan retake territory is Turkish irredentism.