Jan 6 2015
Settlement of Karabakh conflict necessary – Turkish Foreign Ministry
6 January 2015, 15:13 (GMT+04:00)
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the problems
in the region and should be resolved, Tanju Bilgic, the official
representative of Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
Bilgic added that Turkey stands for the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict and other conflicts in the region, TRT Haber TV channel
reported on Jan.6.
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
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 the UN Security Council’s four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress