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Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu condemns Armenia's aggressive policy against Azerbaijan

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu condemned Armenia's against Azerbaijan on Monday during an international meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings.

"At the meeting of the @OIC_OCI Contact Group on the Aggression of against # on the margins of #UNGA74, condemned once again Armenia's unlawful attitude," Çavuşoğlu tweeted, referring to the meeting of the Contact Group of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan, held behind close doors in at UN headquarters in New York. "Underlined importance of the Contact Group to show support to Azerbaijan in their just cause."

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in battle for almost three decades.

A Feb. 25-26, 1992 massacre is seen as one of the bloodiest incidents of the war between the two countries for control of the now-occupied region.

Armenian forces took control of Khojaly in Karabakh on Feb. 26 after battering it with heavy artillery and tanks, assisted by an infantry regiment.

The two-hour offensive killed 613 Azeri citizens, including 116 women and 63 children, and critically injured 487 others, according to Azerbaijani figures.

Karabakh -- a disputed territory between Azerbaijan and Armenia -- broke away from Azerbaijan in 1991 with military support from neighboring Armenia, and a peace process has yet to be implemented.

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