Meeting of OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Athens to lead to thorough shift in resolving Nagorno-Karabakh problem: Turkish MP
Azerbaijan, Baku, December 2 / Trend , R.Hafizoglu /
Meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Athens will lead to thorough shift in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, said an MP from the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party.
"Advancement is expected in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh problem," MP Ayshe Turkmenoglu told Trend by telephone from Ankara on Dec. 2.
Meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers started in Greece yesterday. It was attended by the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey as well. Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandian.
Commenting on the talks between foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Mammadyarov said that there is dynamics in the talks.
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.
Discussions over the Nagorno-Karabakh problem sooner or later will yield results, Turkish MP said.
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