The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Erdogan says he wonders why OSCE MG can’t solve Karabakh conflict

Erdogan says he wonders why OSCE MG can’t solve Karabakh conflict



Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he supports Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, TRT Haber reported Apr. 15.

He made the remarks addressing the closing ceremony of the 13th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The 13th Islamic Summit Conference of the OIC kicked off in Istanbul Apr. 14.

Heads and foreign ministers of the countries that are members to the OIC took part in the summit.

During his speech, Erdogan said he doesn't understand why the OSCE Minsk Group has not yet settled the conflict.

Also, a communiqué urging Armenia to withdraw from the occupied Azerbaijani lands was adopted on the results of the 13th Islamic Summit Conference of the OIC.

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.