Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu -Trend:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan focused his speech made at the UN General Assembly's 69th Session on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Anadolu news agency reported Sept. 25.
He said that Turkey has always advocated for the liberation of Azerbaijan's occupied lands.
Erdogan stressed that Turkey supports the territorial integrity of both Azerbaijan and countries in all crisis regions, including Ukraine.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.