Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has not received appeal from Euronews
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 11 / Trend S.Agayeva /
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has not yet received any requests from Euronews to prepare a story about Nagorno-Karabakh, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Elkhan Polukhov told Trend today.
Euronews broadcast Nov. 28 Michael Raikhman's report "Nagorno-Karabakh - Wind of Change," which the Azerbaijani diplomatic community deemed a biased portrayal of the Karabakh war.
Although Nagorno-Karabakh has been recognized in international documents and by international organizations as Azerbaijani territory, the report calls the region the "heart" of Armenia.
The Azerbaijani embassies in Paris and Brussels are working on the issue, the ministry reported earlier.
Euronews is interested in making a program about Azerbaijani refugees who left the region as a result of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Euronews Editor-In-Chief Peter Barabas told Trend by telephone Dec. 4.
He said the channel officially appealed to Azerbaijan and also sent a letter to the Azerbaijani Embassy in Brussels.
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.
Armenian has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
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