The Nagorno-Karabakh issue is the bleeding wound for Turkey as for Azerbaijan, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with APA, Trend and AZERTAC.
"Unfortunately, unless Armenia ends occupation of the Azerbaijani territories, this issue will not be resolved," he said.
President Erdogan stressed that the occupation should be immediately ended on the basis of the principles of territorial integrity, sovereignty and inviolability of borders of Azerbaijan.
"We also condemn provocations targeting the civilian population along with Armenia's occupation policy. Such actions can in no way help ensure peace in the region," he said.
"We believe that the international community, especially the Minsk Group, should work more actively to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh problem. We will continue to stand next with Azerbaijan in this matter, as in every matter,” he added.