PM: Turkey to continue its efforts to resolve conflicts in Caucasus peacefully

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov 19 /Trend A.Taghiyeva/

Turkey will continue its efforts to resolve the conflicts in the Caucasus through peaceful dialogue and cooperation in the future, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said when speaking at the opening of the Eurasian Islamic Council, TRT Haber reported.

He noted that Turkey proposed an initiative called a Stability and Cooperation Platform in the Caucasus to resolve conflicts peacefully. The country intends to further develop the initiative, Erdogan added.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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 surrounding regions.

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