30-year occupation of Azerbaijani lands – over, says Turkish party leader
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
The 30-year suffering of the Azerbaijani people is over, Leader of the Turkish Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli said, Trend reports on Nov. 11.
“Azerbaijan liberated its lands from the Armenian occupation,” Bahceli said.
"Armenia, according to the trilateral agreement, will return the rest of the occupied territories to Azerbaijan,” the leader of the party added. “Russian and Turkish peacekeepers will be deployed here. Azerbaijan will ensure safe movement along the Lachin corridor while the western districts of Azerbaijan will be connected with Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic via a transport corridor. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is the Azerbaijani land, the Nagorno-Karabakh region has been liberated. The Nagorno-Karabakh is Azerbaijan!"
Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.
A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front.
Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.
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, the 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.