Turkey does not sell equipment for Khankendi airport
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 24 / Trend /
The Turkish Demirci Makina Senaye ve Ticari has not sold the equipment to Armenia for the construction of the Khankendi airport, the Turkish Embassy in Azerbaijan said.
As Turkey has recognized Nagorno Karabakh as Azerbaijan's territory, it sends all goods to be transported to this region to Azerbaijani customs officers, the information said. Moreover, it is prohibited to export any goods from Turkey to Armenia.
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 and the surrounding regions.