Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
April 15 2005

FM says Turkey won't open border with Armenia


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