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.

Cavusoglu sharply replied to Armenians over Karabakh occupation

Cavusoglu sharply replied to Armenians over Karabakh occupation



Armenia occupied Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Nov. 19 answering the question of the Armenian member of parliament Koryun Nahapetyan during the 62nd meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the Haber 7 newspaper reported.

“When we listen to you, it seems that you are angels,” said Cavusoglu. “I want to ask you a question: aren’t you, according to the UN resolutions, the invaders of 20 percent of the territory of Azerbaijan?

“I occupied Nagorno-Karabakh?! You occupied!” he said. “Why do you avoid answering this question? We made a proposal to you: stop the occupation and we will open the borders.”

“You asked why we don’t put terms for Azerbaijan. We are answering: Azerbaijan is our brother,” added the Turkish FM.

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.