Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
April 15 2005


FM says Turkey won't open border with Armenia

BAKU

Turkey will not open its border to Armenia, Foreign Minister Abdullah
Gul said during the discussions on the ``Turkish-Armenian relations
in history'' concerning the fake `Armenian genocide' have completed
in the Turkish parliament.
``Concessions to Armenians should end. We will not open our border
with a country not recognizing our brotherly country Azerbaijan.''
Gul noted that Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan has forwarded a
letter to the Armenian President Robert Kocharian proposing to set up
a joint commission to reveal the historic facts. Armenia responded as
usual. Its Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian told a news conference
dedicated to the 90th anniversary of `Armenian genocide' that Turkey
may launch a counter-assault against Armenia. ``Armenia cannot feel
safe with this country possessing a powerful army'', he said.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan said Armenia's false `genocide'
claims are not in line with wholesome neighbourhood relations.*

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress