ISTANBUL, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday it was unacceptable that the United States, Russia and France were involved in a search for a ceasefire in a disputed Caucasus region given they neglected problems there for some 30 years.
Erdogan also repeated that Armenia must withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh if there is to be lasting peace in the region where Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces have clashed for five days.
Russia, the United States and France were drafting a joint statement about the fighting on Thursday, the Interfax agency cited the Kremlin as saying.
Reporting by Daren Butler and Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Jonathan Spicer
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