Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev believes that Turkey must necessarily play an active role in the process of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The head of the republic said this in an interview with the Turkish TV channel Haber Global.
According to Aliyev, the OSCE Minsk Group has been holding talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict since 1992, but no result has been achieved: "Not a single centimeter of land has been returned to Azerbaijan through negotiations."
The President of Azerbaijan believes that the lack of progress of the Minsk Group is due to the fact that its co-chairs represent countries located far from the region and have no connection with it. According to Aliyev, countries with influence in the region should be included in the mediators.
Note that the Minsk Group co-chairs are Russia, France and the United States. And it was at the talks in Moscow on October 9 that an agreement was reached on a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Armenia wants to create a zone of large-scale conflict in South Transcaucasia. According to him, Armenia "shows aggression and hostility towards the Turkish nation" and "is the biggest obstacle on the way to peace, stability and tranquility in the region."
In turn, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that a truce in Nagorno-Karabakh is possible provided that Turkey's direct participation in the conflict ends.