• İstanbul 14 °C
  • Ankara 6 °C

'Turkey will continue to stand by Azerbaijan'

'Turkey will continue to stand by Azerbaijan'
Parliament speaker condemns Armenian attacks targeting civilians in Upper Karabakh

By Emin Avundukluoglu

ANKARA (AA) - Turkey will continue to stand by Azerbaijan in its legitimate homeland defense, the country's parliament speaker said on Wednesday.

"Turkey, as it was before, will continue to stand by Azerbaijan in its legitimate cause according to historical realities and international laws," Mustafa Sentop told lawmakers.

Saying that relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan are based on the "two states, one nation" principle, Sentop added: "I strongly condemn once again the [Armenian] attacks on civilians [in Upper Karabakh region]."

Relations between the two former Soviet republics have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.

New clashes erupted on Sept. 27, and since then Armenia has repeatedly attacked Azerbaijani civilians and forces, even violating three humanitarian cease-fires since Oct. 10.

Multiple UN resolutions demand the withdrawal of the occupying forces.


- Peace in East Med

Sentop said Turkey has always backed permanent peace in the Eastern Mediterranean.

"With our belief in justice and law, we want to resolve the crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean through diplomacy," he said.

Tensions recently escalated regarding the issue of energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Greece has disputed Turkey's energy exploration, trying to box in Turkish maritime territory based on small islands near the Turkish coast.

source: News Feed
This news is a total 22 time has been read
UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
This news yet comment has been added .
Other News
All Rights Reserved © May 2014 US Muslims | Unauthorized and the resources published.
Haber Scripti: CM Bilişim