Erdogan: Turkey to continue standing for justice in South Caucasus

  05 February 2019    Read: 1974
  Erdogan: Turkey to continue standing for justice in South Caucasus

Turkey has always stood for and will continue to stand for justice in the South Caucasus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Feb. 5.

“No one will be able to exert pressure for Turkey to refuse supporting justice in the South Caucasus,” Erdogan added, AzVision.az reports referring to the Turkish media.

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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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