The position of Turkey and Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains unchanged, the Ihlas news agency quoted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying at a press conference on Feb. 18.
Erdogan said reports claiming that Turkey has changed its position on the conflict are untrue.
The Azerbaijani opposition has disseminated the news for political purposes, independent experts say.
"We are continuing the process with Azerbaijan in the same direction," Erdogan said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost all of Nagorno-Karabakh except for Shusha and Khojali in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian armed forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and 7 districts surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.