Turkish President suggests "silent diplomacy" in relations with Armenia

April 24, 2010 - 15:54 AMT 10:54 GMT

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said there is a need for "silent
diplomacy" in relations with Armenia for some time.

Answering a question on Turkish-Armenian relations, President Gul said
that Turkey's policy toward Armenia is very clear.

`Turkey wishes to facilitate stability in the Caucasus. The status quo
benefits no one. We have to change it and establish peace and
cooperation in the region. There may be a need for silent diplomacy
and this is what has taken place for a long time,' Anatolian News
Agency quoted Gul as saying.

On April 22, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree on
suspension of ratification of Armenia-Turkey Protocols.