Turkish PM proposes intensifying negotiations to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 26 / Trend, A. Taghiyeva /
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama proposed to intensify negotiations to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish newspaper HaberTurk reported on Monday.
"Turkey is ready to intensify negotiations with Azerbaijan to resolve the conflict, but to this end, France, the United States and Russia should also increase pressure on Armenia," Erdogan said.
He also stressed that the OSCE Minsk Group have not found a solution to this problem for the past 20 years.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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.