“Nagorno Karabakh conflict still remains unsolved because of the non-constructive position by Armenia”, Turkish former Prime Minister Mesud Yilmaz, told journalists on the sidelines of his visit to Baku, APA reports. He said that Armenians’ unjust position is impossible now: “I have told about it with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev during our last meeting. Time plays into the hands of Azerbaijan. Armenians have to agree with it”.
Touching upon the current situation of the relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey, Yilmaz mentioned that though these relations became a little bit weakened as a result of cunning policy pursued by the Armenian government, now they are continuing a high level: “The cooperation in gas field helps to strengthen our relations. Both states make efforts for it. Taking into consideration the relations between the peoples, I can say that it must be so. Joint policy pursued by Azerbaijan and Turkey is focused on restoration of peace in the region and peaceful settlement of the conflict”.
“I visited Baku in 1998 for the first time. The city has become more beautiful. It shows that Azerbaijan is rapidly developing”- said Yilmaz.
Turkey was the first country that recognized Azerbaijan after the restoration of its independence on October 18, 1991. Yilmaz was the head of Turkish government then.