STATEMENT BY THE COOPERATION COUNCIL OF TURKIC SPEAKING STATES 

STATEMENT BY THE COOPERATION COUNCIL OF TURKIC SPEAKING STATES 
The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States condemns the so-called “presidential and parliamentary elections” in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which constitute a clear violation of the norms and principles of international law, including Helsinki Final Act of 1975, and the related UN Security Council Resolutions.

Holding the so-called elections in the occupied territories undermines the efforts within the OSCE Minsk Process to find a peaceful settlement for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We call on the OSCE Minsk Group and the international community not to recognize these illegitimate elections.

The Member States of the Turkic Council reaffirm their commitments to the norms and principles of international law and reiterate the importance of the early settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, on the basis of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan 
 
NEWS DATE: 31.03.2020