Turkey always next to Azerbaijan in its just struggle - presidential adviser
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.29
Turkey will always be next to its strategic partner Azerbaijan in its just struggle, Chief Turkish Presidential Adviser Yalcin Topcu told Trend on Sept.29.
Topcu stated that Armenia must unconditionally fulfill requirements of the UN Security Council and OSCE and withdraw its occupying armed forces from the Azerbaijani territories.
When Armenian armed forces withdraw from the occupied Azerbaijani territories in accordance with the requirements of these resolutions, then prosperity, peace, and stability will be established in the region, he said.
“The parties represented in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey made a joint statement, in which they expressed support for Azerbaijan in its just struggle in a form accessible to the whole world,” he noted. “By pursuing its occupation policy, Armenia poses a threat to the stability and prosperity of both the region and the entire world. This situation harms both the peoples of the region and the peoples of the world.”
“Namely for this purpose the whole world must oppose and suppress the aggressive behavior of Armenia, its violation of international law and the UN Security Council resolutions for 30 years," Topcu stressed.
The Armenian armed forces committed a large-scale provocation, subjecting the positions of the Azerbaijani army to intensive shelling from large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery installations of various calibers in the front-line zone on Sept. 27 at 06:00 (GMT+4).
The command of the Azerbaijani Army decided to launch a counter-offensive operation of Azerbaijani troops along the entire front to suppress the combat activity of the Armenian armed forces and ensure the safety of the civilian population.
Ashagi Abdurrahmanli, Garakhanbeyli, Garvend, Kend Horadiz, Yukhari Abdulrahmanli villages of Fizuli district, Boyuk Marjanli, and Nuzgar villages of Jabrayil district were liberated.
Moreover, the positions of the Armenian armed forces were destroyed in the direction of the Agdere district and Murovdag, important heights were taken under control.
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, 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 the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.