IF TILL 24 APRIL TURKEY DOES NOT RATIFY PROTOCOLS, NORMALIZATION OF RELATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND ARMENIA WILL BE DELAYED AT LEAST FOR 5-6 YEARS

ArmInfo
2010-03-31 16:27:00

ArmInfo. If Turkey does not make steps towards ratification of the
Protocols till 24 April, normalization of relations between Turkey and
Armenia will be delayed at least for 5-6 years, Armenian turkologist
Artak Shakaryan told journalists today.

'At the same time, Armenia's leaving the negotiating process is not
beneficial to Turkey. For this reason, Turkey will do everything
possible to leave the process frozen. I think one can speak about
further prospects of normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations
only after the meeting of the Armenian and American presidents,
scheduled within the frames of nuclear security summit, on 12-13
April in Washington', - he said.

Shakaryan added that after the talks with Obama Sargsyan may say
that Armenia is leaving the negotiating process with Turkey or delays
the process for an indefinite time. At the same time, he said, that
if Erdogan visits Washington, it is very much possible that Serzh
Sargsyan will not say about Armenia's leaving the process.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently directed an
invitation to President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to visit Washington
to participate in the nuclear safety global summit.