Turkey’s FM meets with OSCE MG co-chairs
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group in Ankara, Turkey Nov.29.
“I received Co-Chairs of Minsk Group Igor Popov, Stephane Visconti, Andrew Schofer and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk in Ankara and reiterated Turkey’s support for the Minsk process,” Cavusoglu tweeted.
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.