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.

Putin, Erdogan discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Putin, Erdogan discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict



Presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin and Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution, said Erdogan summing the results of his visit to Russia, "Star" newspaper reported.

According to Erdogan, Armenia must comply with the UN Security Council resolutions.

Turkish president said that he discussed the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Vladimir Putin.

Erdogan announced about this when summing up his visit to Russia, the Turkish newspaper Star reported.

He said that at the meeting it was noted that it would be useful for Russia to pay more attention to this issue.

"He [Putin] thinks so himself, but in my opinion, he has no hopes because of the positions of the parties. I reminded him of the decision taken on the liberation of the five districts and the Armenian side was supposed to leave these territories. The UN recognized the occupation of Azerbaijani lands, but despite this, the Armenian armed forces do not leave these areas, and if these areas are liberated, the ancestral inhabitants of these regions can return to their native lands, " Haberturk quotes Erdogan as saying.

The talks between the presidents of Russia and Turkey took place on November 13 in Sochi.

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.