ARMENIA SHOULD LOOK FORWARD FOR FUTURE NOT KEEPING PAST MEMORIES- PACE CHAIRMAN

Journal of Turkish Weekly, Turkey
May 1 2006

In order to normalize its relations with Turkey Armenia "should look
forward for future not keeping past memories," the chairman of the
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Rene Van der
Linden told in exclusive interview to MediaMax.

"The fact that both Armenia and Turkey are members of the Council
of Europe allows MPs from both countries to meet and hold joint
discussions. I think that if you live in the same region and you
don't have any open relations in trade, economy, culture you are not
benefiting your own countries in the first place. You can not create
a stable future in the region if you are isolated from your neighbors."

"If you are looking for a solution you will find it. Though, you
will never find a 100% solution. Compromise is always a must as both
sides have their own arguments and if you will only stay on your own
principles and feelings it won` t be possible to find appropriate
peaceful solution for future," Van der Linden said.