TURKEY CHANGES ITS DECISION AND EXPECTS INTENSIVE ACTIVITY OF FRANCE WITHIN MINSK GROUP

ARMENPRESS
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 29, ARMENPRESS: Turkey has been inspired with the
decision of the Constitutional Council of France and voiced hope
that France will intensify its efforts within the OSCE Minsk Group
for the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Egemen Bagis,
EU minister of Turkey told the reporters. "The historically formed
French-Turkish relations stood another trial and we hope that hence
no issues will rise in our relations," Bagis said.

At the same time the Turkish minister said the official Ankara expects
France to intensify its efforts in the NK conflict settlement process
which will give new impetus to the normalization of Armenian-Turkish
relations.

After the adoption of bill penalizing the denial of the Armenian
Genocide by the French Senate Turkey was demanding France leave the
Minsk group.