KLO May Hold Non-traditional Protest Actions in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 January / Тrend corr J. Babayeva / Should Nagorno-Karabakh be involved into the negotiating process between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) will hold a mass protest, the chair of the organization Akif Nag said to Trend on 18 January.
According to Nagi, the protest will be non-traditional, but he did not go into any details.
The French chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Bernard Fassier, said on 17 January in Yerevan that Baku and Yerevan are discussing whether to involve the Nagorno-Karabakh region into the negotiating process as an independent side.
On 18 January, the Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Yuri Merzlakov said to journalists that involving of Nagorno-Karabakh in the negotiating process depends on Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan should not allow involving separatist Nagorno-Karabakh into the negotiations, Nagi said.
Baku is not considering drawing the region into the negotiations, the Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Khazar Ibrahim said to Trend on 18 January. "The statements by the co-chairs regarding the involvement of Nagorno-Karabakh into the negotiations again prove that Azerbaijan should reject the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group in the settling process," Nagi said. He said the KLO may demand to prohibit the OSCE Minsk Group's visits to Azerbaijan.
The KLO was established in Baku on 28 January 2000, with the objective of a public struggle for the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh. The chair of the organization is a Doctor of History, docent Akif Naghi. KLO unites representatives of culture figures, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), old and young people as well as former military soldiers.