(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Baku, Azerbaijan, April 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The whole world recognizes the occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, Trend reports via Turkish media.
However, despite this, Armenia does not withdraw from the occupied territories, the Turkish minister 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.
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