PM: Turkey to always support Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct 9 /Trend A.Taghiyeva/
Turkey has and will always support Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, TRT Haber channel reported.
"Turkey supported Azerbaijan after the unjust seizure of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia. We will always support Azerbaijan," Erdogan said.
He also noted that Turkey fought against injustice, no matter in which country it is throughout the history.
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.