Turkey interested in ending Karabakh conflict
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will continue pursuing its active policy to put an end to the conflict [Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict] in South Caucasus, TRT Haber TV channel quoted Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying on Nov.17.
The prime minister made the remarks during his visit to Philippines.
Davutoglu said stability in the region and in neighboring countries is a priority for Turkey.
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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by SI