Nov 2 2009

Turkey has never been so active in Karabakh issue before, Hrayr
Karapetyan, Head of RA Standing Committee on Defense, National Security
and Internal Affairs, ARF Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD) party member, said
at Nov. 2 press conference in Yerevan.

According to him, Turkish activation is a consequence of the signed
Protocols (Oct. 10 in Zurich). Karapetyan pointed out that RA MFA
should not oppose ARFD stance, on the contrary, it has to clearly state
that under international practice it is unacceptable to condition
normalization of the two states' relations by the interests of the
third one.

He maintains that all terms set for the normalization process have
expired, and today it is high time to raise a question on employing
sanctions against Turkey as a country having Armenia blockaded.

Karapetyan informed that ARFD keeps on signature-collection against
the Protocols to bring into the Constitutional Court and promised
that the ratification in the Parliament will not be as smooth as some
politicians reckon.