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.

Envoy: Solving Karabakh conflict to be good for region

Envoy: Solving Karabakh conflict to be good for region



Turkey, as before, supports Azerbaijan in the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish Ambassador in Baku Ismail Alper Coskun told reporters Aug. 12.

Coskun said Turkey is a member of the OSCE Minsk Group and stands for the conflict’s settlement.

The diplomat believes that the conflict’s resolution will be beneficial not only for Azerbaijan, but also for Russia and Armenia.

“The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement will contribute to establishing stability in the region,” noted the ambassador.

“Ankara, normalizing the relations with Russia, can start a dialogue with Moscow on the settlement of the conflict,” Coskun added.

The envoy also noted that Azerbaijan is an important country for Turkey.

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.