Trend News Agency , Azerbaijan
May 1 2011


Turkish Prime Minister sent rigid message to Armenia about the Nagorno
- Karabakh conflict


01.05.2011 15:31
Turkish Prime Minister Rajap Tayyip Erdogan sent rigid message to
Armenia about the Nagorno - Karabakh conflict.

During meeting with local residents of Igdir prime-Minister said that
normalization of relations with Armenia was impossible without
regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Trend reports citing
CNN-Turk.

Nakhchivan highway was finished and would be opened in the coming
days, he added. Erdogan made statement on "Karabakh and Nakhchivan are
our issues".

"Sorrow of Azerbaijan is our sorrow, joy of Azerbaijan is our joy.
Here, I once more declare that normalization of relations with Armenia
is impossible without regulation of Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

We have always supported Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh and will
support in future. Nobody must expect any other thing from us about
this issue. We gave decent responds to Armenian and pan-Armenian MPs
in PACE", said the Prime Minister.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian
armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992,
including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The
co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. - are
currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the
surrounding regions.




From: A. Papazian