Turkey to do everything for restoring peace at South Caucasus - PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will do everything possible to achieve peace in the South Caucasus, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, TRT Haber TV channel reported May 5.
Davutoglu said that Azerbaijan is a fraternal country for Turkey and Ankara will always support this fraternal country.
"Turkey will continue supporting Azerbaijan as not only the economic projects, but historical roots connect us," Davutoglu said.
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, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
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