The resolution of the European Parliament adopted on January 20, contains unfounded allegations against Turkey and biased opinions which do not reflect the truth, said Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Leyla Abdullayeva in her response to media’s questions about the resolution. 

” We once again highlight that Turkey is one of the leading countries in the region. Turkey is interested in ensuring peace and security in the region and plays an exceptional role in this regard “, Leyla Abdullayeva noted.

Spokesperson also highlighted that the EU’s position on the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and other Eastern Partnership countries, remains unchanged despite the efforts of pro-Armenian powers during the 44-day Nagorno-Karabakh war. 

Note, the territories of Azerbaijan, which were occupied by Armenia nealry 30 years ago, were liberated from the occupation during the 44-day Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. The war started on September 27 when the Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery and lasted until November 10. Until November 10, the Azerbaijan Army liberated some villages and cities of Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli, Zangilan, Khojavend, Khojaly, Terter, Shusha and Lachin districts. 

On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers are being deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers are to be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.

Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh.