Mevlut Cavusoglu: Turkey considers Nagorno-Karabakh issue as its own problem

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said his country considered the Nagorno-Karabakh issue as its own problem as he addressed “The Eighth international ambassadors” conference held at the Gaziantep University.

He said 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories have been under occupation of Armenia. “Brotherhood Azerbaijan provides its all kind of support for just solving of the problem,” the minister added.

The event brought together government officials of Turkey, leading scientists, representatives of the society.

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 the UN Security Council’s four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.


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