Baku, Azerbaijan, April 11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey makes every effort for liberation of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported on April 11.
With this, Ankara also tries to improve the relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as Turkey and Armenia, according to Davutoglu.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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 L.Z.
Edited by C.N.