Turkish Parliament condemns France for recognizing Nagorno-Karabakh as a “republic”


Four rival political parties in the Turkish Parliament, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Good Party (IP), gathered on Friday to condemn the French Senate for its recent resolution to recognize Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh as a “republic”.The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the adoption by the French Senate of a resolution urging the government to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state shows how much Paris is in favor of the dispute, adding that the statement is devoid of any reality.

“This decision of the French Senate is a clear indicator of why the OSCE Minsk (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Group, led by co-chairs who must be impartial, has not provided any solution. while being biased, the ministry said in a written statement.

It is exemplary in how the most fundamental principles of international law, legitimacy and legitimacy can be ignored for internal business reasons, he added.

The Minsk Group is co-chaired by France, Russia and the United States and was formed in 1992 to find a peaceful solution to the conflict between Baku and Yerevan over the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region, but for years, he was not able to provide a solution.

Further clashes erupted on September 27, continuing for 44 days, during which Azerbaijan liberated several towns and nearly 300 of its settlements and villages from Armenian occupation. On November 10, the two countries signed an agreement negotiated by Russia to end the fighting and work for a comprehensive solution.

The symbolic resolution does not mean that the French government will recognize a sovereign Nagorno-Karabakh but sends a message of support to the large French Armenian community. No country recognizes the region – on which Armenia and Azerbaijan have disagreed for decades – as independent.

The French resolution calls on the government to “recognize the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and to use this recognition as a negotiating instrument for the establishment of a lasting peace”. He also calls on the government to continue a firmer European response to Turkey, which has supported Azerbaijan in the conflict.


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