Erdogan: The end of occupation in Karabakh opened for peace

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the liberation of the Azerbaijani Karabakh region from the Armenian occupation “opened a window of opportunity for lasting peace in the region.”

This came in a press conference by President Erdogan with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev on Monday, following their meeting in the presidential complex in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

He stated that the volume of trade exchange between Turkey and Azerbaijan reached 7.5 billion dollars last year, and he added: “We are continuing our efforts to reach 15 billion dollars.”

Erdogan added: “With the end of the (Armenian) occupation in Karabakh, a historic window of opportunity has opened to achieve lasting peace in our region.”