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Azeri conditions for the opening of the Turkish - Armenian border

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, May 6
As Azeri deputy foreign minister Araz Azimov stated, Armenia asked for some time to return occupied territories to Azerbaijan.The Azeri diplomat said that Azerbaijan will not object to opening the border between Turkey and Armenia if initially Armenia returns to Azerbijan 5 regions and Lachin corridor and that Azerbaijan would consider this an expression of Bakuís good will towards Yerevan. Azimov stressed the fact that there are no conditions regarding return of Azeri refugees to Karabakh. According to him the Azerbaijani constitution should apply to the occupied territories and the status of the territory should be defined through a decision by the local population. All the towns and villages should be freed and Lachin corridor should be opened.