Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Saba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan's Consul General in Istanbul met with the management of the Turkish CNN Turk TV channel upon the Azerbaijani foreign ministry's instructions, acting spokesman for the Azerbaijani foreign ministry Hikmet Hajiyev told reporters Nov. 14.
He expressed Azerbaijan's discontent in connection with the mistake made while broadcasting an incident with Armenian downed military helicopter.
"Euronews TV channel management was also informed about the Azerbaijani side's discontent," he said. "It also spread inaccurate information in this regards."
Hajiyev said that CNN Turk TV channel has already corrected the mistakes in the report.
The report, prepared by the TV channel earlier, stated that the helicopter allegedly belonged to the so-called "Army of Nagorno-Karabakh" and Nagorno-Karabakh of Azerbaijan was presented as a separate area.
On Nov. 12, at 13:45 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) a Mi-24 helicopter flying 1700 meters northeast of the Kengerli village of Aghdam district attacked the positions of the Azerbaijani army. The Azerbaijani side shot down one helicopter. The debris 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 CN