Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.17
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Alongside the study of the processes occurring along the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops the issue associated with this unresolved problem should also be considered, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ismail Alper Coskun told reporters Nov.17.
He said the latest incident in the area of contact once again proved that the conflict should be resolved at the earliest possible time.
"Issues related to the way that things and processes are unveiling can be considered," said the ambassador. "But the main question is why the Azerbaijani lands still remain under occupation. It should also be studied. It is clear that Turkey will always support Azerbaijan."
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.