Erdogan says he wonders why OSCE MG can’t solve Karabakh conflict

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he supports Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, TRT Haber reported Apr. 15.

He made the remarks addressing the closing ceremony of the 13th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The 13th Islamic Summit Conference of the OIC kicked off in Istanbul Apr. 14.

Heads and foreign ministers of the countries that are members to the OIC took part in the summit.

During his speech, Erdogan said he doesn't understand why the OSCE Minsk Group has not yet settled the conflict.

Also, a communique urging Armenia to withdraw from the occupied Azerbaijani lands was adopted on the results of the 13th Islamic Summit Conference of the OIC.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Source: Trend