Armenia wants to expand borders of Karabakh conflict - Turkish Grand National Assembly

Politics Materials 6 November 2020 19:32 (UTC +04:00)
Armenia wants to expand borders of Karabakh conflict - Turkish Grand National Assembly

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6


Armenia wants to expand the borders of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Chairman of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Mustafa Sentop told TRT TV channel, Trend reports on Nov. 6.

"Armenia's missile attacks on the Azerbaijani settlements have only one reason," Sentop added. "Armenia wants the Azerbaijani side to do the same and as a result, the borders of the conflict would be expanded."

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. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

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. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.