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Turkish president leaves for Russia

Turkey Materials 8 September 2011 11:50
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has today left for Russia, Anadolu Agency reported
Turkish president leaves for Russia

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.8 / Trend /

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has today left for Russia, Anadolu Agency reported.

Within the visit he will attend the Global Policy Forum in Yaroslavl.

The Forum will also be attended by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Latvian President Valdis Zatlers.

President Gul is expected to discuss the situation with resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with President Medvedev.

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 seven 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 peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.

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