TURKISH FM, U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE DISCUSS SITUATION IN CAUCASUS
June 20 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu have today discussed the situation in the Caucasus
within the G20 meeting in Mexico, Anadolu news agency reported
Davutoglu and Clinton also discussed Syrian crisis and fight against
terrorism at the meeting, which lasted more than an hour.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian
armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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 the