Peter Gabriel, one of the founders of the rock band Genesis, has touched upon the events unfolding on the border of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) on his Facebook page, adding how he was introduced to Armenia and its culture and how he loved the warmth and generosity of the people.

“It was the magic of the duduk, possibly the most soulful instrument in the world, that introduced me to Armenia”, he outlined.

The fighting that has now broken out between Azerbaijan and Armenia is really horrific and we need to lobby whoever we can to encourage a ceasefire, but hearing reports that President Erdogan has now lined up 80,000 Turkish troops on the Armenian border is a terrifying prospect, full of the dark echoes of history.

Please encourage your politicians, Brussels, NATO and the UN to get involved before a lot more lives are lost”, he mentioned.