Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs exchange views on current situation within Karabakh conflict
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 30
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation on October 29, Trend reports with reference to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
Bayramov expressed his sincere congratulations on the 97th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic and wished fraternal Turkey sustainable peace, well-being, and prosperity.
The ministers exchanged views on the current situation in the region.
It was emphasized that the Armenian Armed Forces’ treacherous attack on civilians and the commitment of new war crimes against the civilian population of Azerbaijan are unacceptable and those guilty of these crimes must be brought to justice.
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. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.
The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.
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. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.