Turkey against Azerbaijani territories’ occupation by Armenia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey is against the Azerbaijani territories’ occupation by Armenia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters Nov. 23, Aksam newspaper reported.
Erdogan said that the occupation won’t bring any positive results and Armenia must leave Azerbaijan’s occupied territories as soon as possible.
The Turkish president also noted that the occupied territories of Azerbaijan must be returned to their rightful owners.
Azerbaijanis are the rightful owners of these lands and they must return to their lands, said Erdogan adding that the US, Russia and France must fulfill their commitments soon.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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