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.

Turkey can play positive role in Karabakh conflict’s resolution

Turkey can play positive role in Karabakh conflict’s resolution



Turkey can play a positive role in the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, TASS agency reported Oct. 14 citing Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

“The fact that Turkey can play a positive role by ensuring Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement, ensuring normal economic cooperation in the region, is such an important factor that we always consider it,” Lavrov told reporters.

“Our sense is that the progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement will be the key to Armenia-Turkey relations’ normalization,” he added.

Earlier, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during his speech at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that the OSCE Minsk Group should intensify its efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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.