PRIME MINISTER UNHAPPY WITH OSCE MINSK GROUP PERFORMANCE

Yerkir
01.02.2010 13:24

Yerevan (Yerkir) - The efforts by the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Minsk Group, which has striven to
resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for more than 17 years, have
not been productive, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said
on Sunday.

Ankara, which last year agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations
with Yerevan and reopen their mutual border, insists on seeing progress
on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, according to
Turkey's English-language newspaper Today's Zaman.

Speaking in an interview broadcast live on state-owned television
station TRT, Erdogan reiterated Ankara's unease over the grounds for
the Armenian Constitutional Court ruling.

"There has been serious neglect by the Minsk trio," Erdogan added,
referring to the three co-chairs of the Minsk Group - France, Russia
and the United States. "They couldn't bring this issue to a certain
point in 20 years. The performance of Russia, America and France was
below expectations," he said.