ABDULLAH GUL: WE MAY NEED SILENT DIPLOMACY WITH ARMENIA

Panorama.am
24/04/2010

Turkey's Abdullah Gul attended an event in Mejlis and talked
to reporters commenting on Armenia's disposition to suspend the
ratification of Armenian-Turkish protocols.

Turkey's President stated that their disposition over Armenian issue
is very clear. According to Gul, Ankara's foreign policy target related
to Caucasus is a single one - "Guarantee of stability in Caucasus."

Abdullah Gul said present status-quo couldn't be beneficial for
either side.

"Frankly speaking today's status-quo isn't beneficial for either
side in Caucasus. This status-quo should be changed, since peace and
cooperation should rule in the region. It's needed all the sides to be
attentive and careful and it may be time for silent diplomacy arrived,"
Turkey's Gul said.

To a reporter question if the normalization process is aborted,
Gul answered short - no, Anka news agency reported.