Erdoğan: Armenia Must Fulfill Obligations to Azerbaijan,
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in his speech today at the 10th Summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Organization of Turkish States in Astana, Kazakhstan, said Armenia must “fulfill it obligations to Azerbaijan”, including the opening of a transportation route connecting Nakhijevan with western Azerbaijan.
“The opening of the route will make a serious contribution to the welfare of all countries in the region and Turkey. It will connect Turkey to Central Asia, our ancestral homeland. As the Turkish world, we must continue our support to Azerbaijan for the successful completion of this process,” Erdoğan said.
Turkey’s president said permanent peace in the region is possible given Azerbaijan’s recent military offensive to “end the thirty-year occupation of Karabakh.”
The Organization of Turkish States (OTS), established in 2009, includes, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Hungary, Northern Cyprus and Turkmenistan are observer states to the organization.
Erdoğan also said an unprecedented human tragedy is taking place in Palestine before the eyes of the whole world and called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.
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