YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — The Border Guard Department of Russian Security Service in Armenia has enhanced security regime on the border between Armenia and Turkey

The move comes after an attempted coup in Turkey that left 265 people dead. Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, arrested.

Russian servicemen jointly with Armenian forces patrol Armenia’s frontiers with Turkey and Iran, as well as serve in Zvartnots airport.

Armenia meanwhile, expressed hope on Saturday that the political situation in Turkey will return to normal after the failed military coup attempt overnight.

“We are continuing to closely monitor developments taking place in Turkey,” said the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Tigran Balayan.

“Stability and law and order in the neighboring country based on respect for democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms are important for the entire region,” he wrote on Twitter.

Balayan tweeted earlier in the day that Armenian citizens in Turkey that are in need of urgent help should contact the Foreign Ministry in Yerevan by phone or e-mail. “No country represents our interests in Turkey,” he explained.

“According to preliminary information, no citizens of Armenia or [ethnic] Armenians have suffered from the events in Turkey,” the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a separate statement.

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