He made the remarks at the press conference following the expanded meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Baku June 3.
Ilham Aliyev said Turkey stands by Azerbaijan in the Armenian-AzerbaijaniNagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The head of state noted that 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory is under occupation, and the ethnic cleansing was committed against the Azerbaijani people.
He said that the UN Security Council resolutions, which demand immediately withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied Azerbaijani lands, are simply on paper only because of double standards.
“Some UN resolutions get fulfilled in a day, but when it comes to Azerbaijan, the resolutions have not been fulfilled over the last two decades. This is great injustice,” Ilham Aliyev emphasized.
The president added that Azerbaijan has gained military and political advantage over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
“The Azerbaijani army launched a counter offensive in April, 2,000 hectares of land has been cleared off the enemy. We will try to settle this problem through negotiations,” he said.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.
A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includesNagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam,Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.
The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.
Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCEMinsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.
Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.
Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACE, OSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.