Türkiye is playing an active and productive role in the peace negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a meeting with representatives of US think tanks in New York, answering a question from American journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of the Schirach Report News Agency, Paolo von Schirach, who visited Azerbaijan in June this year, the US bureau of Report informs.

“We have repeatedly negotiated with the Armenian side and taken steps to speed up the peace process,” the Turkish leader noted.

“I went to Karabakh at the invitation of your brotherly country, Azerbaijan, and I was very impressed by what I saw in the region,” the journalist said, asking Erdogan about the steps Türkiye has taken to achieve peace between the two countries.

In response, the president said that Ankara very much hopes for the establishment of lasting peace in the region and welcomes Azerbaijan’s efforts to resolve the problem.