Turkey, France mull Karabakh conflict settlement issue
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.31
By Emil Ismayilov, Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey and France have discussed the issue of settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, French President Francois Hollande said.
He made the remarks during a joint briefing with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Paris on Oct.31, TRT Haber TV channel reported.
The sides also discussed the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group in the settlement of the conflict.
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan 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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by SI