Turkey, as a permanent member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk group, has a very important role to play in solving the Upper Karabakh conflict, according to an Azerbaijani official.

“Turkey has always supported Azerbaijan immensely,” Tural Ganjaliyev, head of the Azerbaijani community of the Nagorno [Upper] Karabakh region, told Anadolu Agency in an interview.

Upper Karabakh is the internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan illegally occupied by Armenia through military aggression since 1991.

Ganjaliyev said that the Azerbaijani internally displaced persons (IDPs) have received support from the Turkish government and people.

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