Turkey urges citizens not to travel to occupied Azerbaijani lands

  04 October 2017    Read: 476
Turkey urges citizens not to travel to occupied Azerbaijani lands

Turkey urges its citizens to refrain from traveling to the occupied Azerbaijani territories, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a message Oct. 4.

Turkey, as before, shows solidarity with Azerbaijan with a view to ending the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, said the message.

On September 22, Turkish citizens Ufuk Uras, Ali Bayramoglu, Said Cekinoglu and Erol Katircioglu illegally visited Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region, occupied by the Armenian armed forces.

Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the illegal visit of Turkish citizens to the occupied Azerbaijani territories did not reflect Ankara’s official policy.

Grave Crimes Investigation Department of the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office filed a criminal case under the Criminal Code’s Article 318.2 (illegally crossing Azerbaijan’s state borders). All four individuals are accused under the abovementioned article. A measure of restraint in the form of arrest was chosen against them. They were declared internationally wanted.

An appeal was sent to the Turkish law enforcement to detain the four individuals.

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