Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the immediate return of the occupied Azerbaijani lands, the Turkish agency Anadolu reported.
"The occupied Azerbaijani territories must be liberated," he said at the Moscow State University. "Armenia and Azerbaijan should establish long-term peace."
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.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.