Those who want to damage Turkey-Azerbaijan relations not to be enabled: chairman of Azerbaijani parliamentary committee
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 14 / Trend /
Those who want to damage the Turkey-Azerbaijan relations will not be enabled to do this, the Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Committee on International and Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Samad Seyidzade, told journalists in Ankara on Oct.14, the CNN Turk reported.
"Azerbaijan loves Turkey and the Turkish people as the Turkish people loves Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh," Seyidov said after the meeting of the Azerbaijani MPs with Turkish Prime Minister Receb Tayyib Erdogan
The Turkey-Azerbaijan relations develop on the "one nation two states" principle. Azerbaijan believes Turkey will pursue high policy on the backdrop of the problems, Seyidov said.
Turkish and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocol in Zurich on Oct. 10.
Azerbaijani MPs, including Samad Seyidov, Nizami Jafarov, Ali Huseynov, Ganira Pashayeva, Mubariz Gurbanli, Fazil Gazanfaroglu, Akram Abdullayev, Gultakin Hajibeyli, Asef Hajiyev, Rovshan Rzayev and Fazail Agamali will hold several meetings in Ankara to discuss the situation.
Armenian-Turkish ties have been severed since 1993 due to Armenia's claims to recognize so-called "Armenian genocide" and Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani lands.
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 7 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 the peace negotiations.
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