For Turkey, the democratic elections in Karabagh are “illegal”

14463The Turkish government believes that parliamentary elections that will be held in Karabagh the 3rd of May are “illegal”.

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusogluse, spoke in this regard yesterday, adding also that the suffrage would be a unilateral attempt to legitimize the “irregular situation” in that territory, and emphasizing that Turkey “strictly condemns” these elections that “not contribute” to find a solution to the conflict with Azerbaijan in the context of the negotiations at the “Minsk Group” of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

The Republic of Nagorno Karabagh has had democratic elections monitored by international observers since independence in 1991, after a popular referendum in which 99.9 percent of the population (almost entirely Armenian) decided to form an autonomous republic in this region ancestrally inhabited by the Armenian nation, asserting the right of self-determination of nations..

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