Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by David Stepanyan
"Turkey is ready to do its best to stop the occupation of the Azerbaijani territories by Armenia," said Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addressing at the meeting of Foreign Ministers' Council of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (CCTS) in Gabala, APA reports.
He said that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict impedes the stability in the South Caucasus: "The liberation of Nagorno Karabakh region and other occupied Azerbaijani territories still remains the main direction of our foreign policy, we will continue working in this direction. We strongly protest against the occupation of 20 percent of the Azerbaijani territories and displacement of our Azerbaijani brothers. We are seriously concerned over the ineffective negotiations that have been underway for 20 years towards the peaceful solution of the conflict. It will be difficult to ensure peace and stability in the South Caucasus and Middle East unless the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is solved peacefully within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan."
Davutoglu noted that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be resolved basing on the international legal norms and principles within Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and Turkey will continue its efforts in this direction: "Though the negotiations over the solution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict have been underway for more than 20 years, no result has been achieved. This is a very sad fact."