Azerbaijan, Baku, March 1 / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
Azerbaijan's opposition party supports strengthening military cooperation with Turkey.
"Statement by Armenia that Turkey can not be a mediator in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict due to the fact that it has military relations with Azerbaijan is absolutely inappropriate," was mentioned at a board meeting of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA).
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. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
Armenia is cooperating in the military sphere with Russia and France, implementing a mediation mission to resolve the conflict, said at the meeting.
"Threfore, Azerbaijan should further strengthen military cooperation with Turkey and continue all efforts to bring Turkey as a mediator in the Minsk Group," the opposition party considers.
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