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“Turkey Has Clear Position On Nagorno Karabakh Conflict”

Turkey’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is clear and constant in its support of Azerbaijan, Mustafa Kabakci, Turkish MP from the ruling Justice and Development Party, told journalists yesterday.
“Turkey has always been against injustice and trying to fight against it, whether in the Caucasus, the Middle East or elsewhere,” said Kabakci, who is also Turkey-Azerbaijan friendship group chairman.He stressed that the Turkish authorities have at every turn raised the Nagorno-Karabakh issue in various international organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Greater EU role in Karabakh conflict resolution ‘desirable’

A wider role for the EU in resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict over Karabakh is desirable, a UK-based analyst has said.

This is one of the ideas proposed by Dennis Sammut, head of the LINKS think-tank, in a paper for Italy’s International Affairs Institute entitled “After Kazan, a Defining Moment for the OSCE Minsk Process”.

“The peace process has not collapsed but has been damaged” following the failure of the summit of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents, mediated by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev in June in the city of Kazan, Sammut writes.
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OSCE secretary-general: Turkey could play a role in Karabakh conflict

The newly elected secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Tuesday that Turkey could play an important role in the decades-long conflict in the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh.

OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier, in an exclusive interview with Today’s Zaman during the sixth trilateral summit between Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan, said: “Turkey is an important player in the region. It has a political contribution to offer.” In the early 1990s, Nagorno-Karabakh (predominantly populated by ethnic Armenians) and seven adjacent regions (without any Armenian populations), which were an integral part of Azerbaijan, became occupied by neighboring country Armenia. Read the rest of this entry »

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