For “new opportunities that emerged in the region” read the results of last year’s war by Azerbaijan and Turkey against Nagorno-Karabakh, especially plans for a Zangezur corridor running through Armenia’s Syunik province to connect the main body of Azerbaijan with its Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. In May Azerbaijan deployed over 1,000 to the Armenian province, where they remain.

Erdoğan discusses ties, regional matters with Georgian, African leaders

In his call with his Georgian counterpart Salome Zourabichvili, Erdoğan told him that the two countries could work on joint energy and transportation projects, taking advantage of new opportunities that emerged in the region….

In later phone calls, Erdoğan also spoke to Senegalese President Macky Sall, Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.