Turkic diasporas are working to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 13 /Trend A.Taghiyeva/
All of the Diasporas of Turkic-speaking countries are working together for a just resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the head of the department of foreign affairs of the Turks in the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkey, Kemal Yurtnach told Trend on Tuesday.
"The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is also a problem of Turkey and the Turkic world. It is necessary to involve the Diasporas of all Turkic countries in order to solve this problem" Yurtnach said.
As for the opening of Turkish-Armenian border, Yurtnach noted that Turkey will not open the border until the Azerbaijani lands are occupied.
Yurtnach said the Turkish and Azerbaijani Diasporas intensified its activities worldwide, particularly in the United States.
"Especially in recent years there has been a revitalization of the Diaspora. It is a very important factor for Azerbaijan in the restoration of justice," Yurtnach said.
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.