CNN Turk corrects mistake in story about downed Armenian helicopter
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The Turkish TV channel CNN Turk has corrected mistake made earlier, while covering an incident involving the downing of an Armenian armed forces helicopter on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.
The story, prepared by the channel previously, said that the helicopter allegedly belonged to "the army of Nagorno-Karabakh", and the Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh was presented as a separate entity.
In an edited story, the channel noted that the downed helicopter belonged to air forces of Armenia, and the Nagorno-Karabakh is an Azerbaijani territory.
An Armenian Mi-24 military helicopter flying 1700 meters northeast of the Kengerli village of Azerbaijan's Aghdam district attacked the Azerbaijani army positions on Nov. 12.
The helicopter was shot down by the Azerbaijani side. The wreckage of the downed helicopter fell on an area, located 500 meters away from the frontline.
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 US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by SI