ARMENIAN FM: AFTER SIGNING OF PROTOCOLS TURKEY TURNED BACK TO ITS PRECONDITIONS STRATEGY

Panorama.am
12/05/2010

Armenian FM Edward Nalbandyan talked about the Armenian-Turkish ties
at CE ministerial summit.

"That was Armenian President's initiative to normalize ties with
Turkey. Irrespective of many difficulties we set the process with
Swiss intermediation, we held negotiations and signed protocols
with principle term of having no preconditions. The mediators and
supporting states, as well as international community hail that kind
of disposition.

After the signing of the protocols Turkey turned back to its
preconditions language, hence they aborted the ratification of the
protocols in the Turkish parliament. That is the reason why Armenia's
Sargsyan decided to suspend the ratification process in Armenia until
Ankara is ready to continue the process without preconditions, that
step was again hailed by the international community," Armenian MFA
PR department reported Edward Nalbandyan as saying.