Lecture on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict given in Germany
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 23 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
A lecture on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been given at the Coordination Center of Azerbaijanis in Germany, the State Committee for the Azerbaijan Diaspora reported.
Bundestag member and political scientist Hayko Langner delivered the lecture, "The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in an atmosphere of geopolitical influence and tense security," at the Coordination Center of Azerbaijanis in Germany said executive director Samira Patzer-Ismayilova.
According to Langner, the OSCE Minsk Group has been mediating in the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict since the conflicting parties reached agreement on ceasefire in 1994 and the conflicting parties have not backtracked on their initial positions since.
Langner said the ceasefire was often violated on the line of contact, and there is an increasing threat of renewed armed conflict.
Langner showed photographs depicting atrocities committed by Armenia taken by German journalists in the Shusha, Lachin, Khankendi, Aghdam, Asgaran regions in 2010.
Germany's representative to the OSCE Minsk Group in 1990 Dr. Frank Lambach, Bundestag member Ivon Bechlein, representatives from the Azerbaijani Embassy in Germany, playwright and journalist Lutz Leichfuz, doctoral candidates, students, and representatives of the Azerbaijani and Turkish diaspora participated in the event.
Langner is an expert on north-eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Caucasus region and the author of a number of articles about the region.