Turkey contributes to peace in South Caucasus

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 4

By Rufiz Hafizoglu -Trend:

Turkey is making a significant contribution to peace and stability in the South Caucasus, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said before his visit to Baku, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported on April 4.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan will be one of the issues to be discussed during his visit to Azerbaijan," he said.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.

Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

Translated by NH
Edited by CN

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