Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday expressed the hope that Russia played a more active role in resolving the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, TRT Russian reported.
In turn, Putin expressed readiness to provide full support in this matter.
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.