Occupied Karabakh will affect Turkey-Armenia ties: senior MP

Azeri land has been under Armenian occupation in early 1990s.

Occupied Karabakh will affect Turkey-Armenia ties: senior MP

Lack of progress by Azerbaijan and Armenia towards resolving their dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh would affect Turkey's parliamentary approval of separate accords to normalise ties with Armenia, a senior AK Party MP said.

Azeri land has been under Armenian occupation in early 1990s in which nearly 30,000 people died and 2 million were forced to flee their homes.

"Lack of progress towards the resolution of Armenian-Azeri problems will certainly affect the parliamentary process," Murat Mercan, chairman of the ruling AK Party parliamentary foreign affairs committee told Reuters late on Wednesday.

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Serzh Sarksyana are due to hold talks on Thursday in Moldova.

Turkey and Armenia are expected to sign historic accords on Saturday regularising ties.



Reuters

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