The Turkish-Azerbaijani relations are at high level, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov during a joint press conference in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish TRT 2 television channel reported.
According to him, Turkey consistently informs Azerbaijan of the events in the region, and relations between Baku and Ankara are always discussed openly. According to the Foreign Minister, the meeting with Davutoglu focused on regional issues, the occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia, trade and economic relations between the two countries.
According to the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, continued occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia prevents the development of the region.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
In his turn, the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu added that Ankara supports prompt settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and they will not allow differences in relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
"We do not create conditions for the deterioration of relations [of Azerbaijan and Turkey], we have close diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan, and the cooling is unacceptable," said Davutoglu.