Comment by the Information and Public Relations Department of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh

04.03.2020

Question: How would you comment on the statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu voiced during the meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen?

Answer: Turkey is not impartial on the Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict and cannot play any positive role. It is a fact that Turkey is an ally of Azerbaijan: since 1988, the beginning of the Karabakh Movement and throughout the Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict, Turkey has supported Azerbaijan.

Moreover, in April 2016, Turkey openly supported Azerbaijan's military aggression unleashed against Artsakh, despite the calls by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen and, in general, the international community to immediately cease the hostilities. The policy of Ankara on unconditional support for Azerbaijan not only contradicts the status of Turkey as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, but also undermines the efforts of the international mediators aimed at the final settlement of the Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict.

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