ANKARA

Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday voiced criticism over the decision of the lower house of the Belgium parliament on Upper Karabakh, calling it “null and void”.

Speaking at a news conference following the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Central Executive Board meeting, Omer Celik, the spokesman of the party, said that resolution 1597 related to Nagorno-Karabakh adopted by Belgium’s Chamber of Representatives, is “unjust, unlawful, unfair, and illegitimate.”

“The situation to which radicalism and aggression brought Armenia is clearly downfall,” Celik asserted.

New clashes erupted on Sept. 27 and the Armenian army launched attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces, violating cease-fire agreements.

During the 44-day conflict, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages from Armenian occupation.

The two countries signed a Russia-brokered agreement on Nov. 10 to end the fighting and work toward a comprehensive resolution.

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