February 19, 2014 - 17:33 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Frozen conflicts are an obstacle to establishment of peace in the Caucasus, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Feb. 19, Trend News reported.
He made the remarks at a press conference dedicated to the results of the third meeting of foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey in Ganja.
He said that all parties must do their utmost to resolve the frozen conflicts.
According to Davutoglu, borders between Turkey and Armenia won’t be opened unless the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is solved and Azerbaijan's “territorial integrity” is restored.
Meanwhile, political analyst Mubariz Ahmedoglu slammed the OSCE Minsk Group mediation efforts, with 4 fundamental documents for peaceful settlement as the only merit of their 22 years of work, Novosti-Azerbaijan reported.
"Currently, the Co-chairs are unable to either offer a new concept for peaceful settlement or even defend the ones offered by their more successful predecessors," Ahmedoglu said.
He went on to criticize the activity of the U.S. Co-chair James Warlick as "unbalanced and stupid," with the latter "having taken no effort to study the history of the conflict."
"Were the other 3 Co-chairing states serious about the settlement, they would pick energetic and promising diplomats, rather than retirees, for the mediators' posts," he said.