Expert: Turkey needs to be given important role in Minsk Group
Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 May / Trend, I. Izzet /
Turkey is ready to expand its role in the Minsk Group, and it is necessary to assign a major role to the country. Despite the fact that Turkey is one of 11 members of the Minsk Group, it is not yet a co-chairman. Turkey must therefore either become one of the co-chair countries or find another way to increase its responsibility, Director of the Center for Eurasian Studies of Turkey (AVİM), former Turkish ambassador to various countries, diplomat Alev Kilic told Trend.
According to Kilic, the current situation with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the occupation of Azerbaijani territories are unacceptable.
"It has been 20 years and this conflict has not been solved and is now referred to as a "frozen conflict". However, it is clear that the OSCE Minsk Group has failed to resolve the matter, and it is necessary to return to work on the issue. For Turkey, it is clear that the events can not go on this way. We think on how to increase effectiveness of the Minsk Group. This problem hinders the development of cooperation in the South Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin and Central Asia region," the expert said.