The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, which is co-chaired by the United States, Russia and France, was established in 1992 to find a peaceful solution to the occupied Karabakh conflict .
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the OSCE Group Co-Chairs in Minsk – the United States, Russia and France – support Armenia and provide the country with “arms support”.
“What happened in Iraq, Syria, even the Balkans in the past, and now in Libya and Karabakh has shown us how discrimination, secessionism and the pursuit of small gains have only brought blood and tears, ”Erdogan said at a provincial convention. meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK) in southeastern Sirnak province on Sunday.
The Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was formed in 1992 to find a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but to no avail.
“Our Azerbaijani brothers are currently waging a very serious struggle against Armenia. Why are they fighting this fight? Because they are fighting to liberate the lands occupied by Azerbaijan from the Armenians, ”he said, adding:“ What could be more natural than that? ”
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The Minsk trio failed to conclude negotiations
Erdogan stressed that the United States, Russia and France “have not finished these negotiations” for 30 years and have not provided them with the lands of the Azerbaijani people.
“Now the Azerbaijani brothers are fighting to liberate the occupied territories. May Allah help them. I believe they will take back and liberate the occupied lands from the Armenians. And we pray for them. I hope they will succeed, ”he said.
Clashes erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia on September 27, and Armenia has since continued its attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces, even violating humanitarian ceasefire agreements.
A new ceasefire, the second since hostilities began, was announced on Saturday and did not come into effect until 2000 GMT (midnight local time).
The second ceasefire was concluded between Baku and Yerevan after the previous humanitarian ceasefire of October 10 – intended to allow the exchange of prisoners and the recovery of corpses – was violated a few hours later by Armenian missile attacks on the Azerbaijani city of Ganja, killing 10 people. and injuring 35.
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Relations between the two former Soviet republics have been strained since 1991, when the Armenian army occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.
About 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory remained under illegal Armenian occupation for nearly three decades.
A ceasefire was first agreed in 1994.
Numerous UN resolutions, as well as international organizations, demand the withdrawal of the occupying forces.
World powers, including Russia, France and the United States, have called for a cessation of hostilities. Turkey, meanwhile, supported Baku’s right to self-defense and demanded the withdrawal of the Armenian occupation forces.
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