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.

Only Russia can solve Nagorno-Karabakh problem, says Erdogan

Only Russia can solve Nagorno-Karabakh problem, says Erdogan

22.11.2017

Trend:

Only Russia can solve the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, therefore this issue will be raised once again at today's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Turkish media reported Nov.22.

"Earlier, I discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Putin and he told me that Russia is doing everything possible to solve this problem. I once again called on the Russian president to be more attentive to the issue of the return of the five regions, since this problem can only be solved by Russia," he added.

"I will raise this issue again today at a meeting with the Russian president, since the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a national issue for us," the Turkish president said.

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.