Azerbaijani Press: Azerbaijan opens criminal case against Turkish citizens over illegal visit to Karabakh

APA, Azerbaijan
Sept 28 2017


The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office has initiated a criminal case against Turkish citizens who illegally visited Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region occupied by Armenia.

 On 28 September, the Investigative Department on Grave Crimes under the Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case under article 318.2 (illegally crossing the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan) against a group Turkish citizens—Ufuk Uras, Ali Bayramoglu, Said Cekinoglu, and Erol Katircioglu—who, on preliminary arrangement with persons in Armenia and in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, deliberately violated Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized borders by traveling from Armenia to Khankandi and other occupied residential areas on September 22, the Prosecutor General’s Office told APA.

 An international arrest warrant has been issued for the aforementioned Turkish citizens, and the Turkish law enforcement authorities have been appealed to arrest them.

 Necessary investigative actions are continuing.