Turkish Prime Minister
Rajap Tayyip Erdogan sent rigid message to Armenia about the Nagorno - Karabakh conflict.
During meeting with local residents of Igdir prime-Minister said that normalization of relations with Armenia was impossible without regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Trend reports citing CNN-Turk.
Nakhchivan highway was finished and would be opened in the coming days, he added. Erdogan made statement on "Karabakh and Nakhchivan are our issues".
"Sorrow of Azerbaijan is our sorrow, joy of Azerbaijan is our joy. Here, I once more declare that normalization of relations with Armenia is impossible without regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
We have always supported Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh and will support in future. Nobody must expect any other thing from us about this issue. We gave decent responds to Armenian and pan-Armenian MPs in PACE", said the Prime Minister.
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 seven 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 peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.