Turkish ministry congratulates heroic Azerbaijani people on liberation of Shusha city
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8
The heroic Azerbaijani troops liberated Shusha city which has great importance from the Armenian occupation, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense told Trend on Nov. 8.
“We congratulate the heroic Azerbaijani people on this occasion!" the ministry said. “Our brothers - Azerbaijanis, after 28 years will be able to see how Khari-bulbul (Ophrys caucasica) blooms in Shusha, they will be able to breathe in its aroma.”
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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, 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, 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.