ARMENIAN POLITICAL EXPERT PRAISES NATIONAL SECURITY SERVICE OF ARMENIA FOR TACTFUL ATTITUDE TOWARDS POWERFUL TURKEY PARTY LEADERS

ArmInfo
2010-11-01 18:51:00

ArmInfo. The fact that the representatives of the oppositional
Powerful Turkey Party came to Armenia, expressed their position and
view of the normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations shows
that our country is open, and this can only be welcomed, Director of
the Globalization and Regional Cooperation Center Stepan Grigoryan
said at today's press conference.

H thinks that the visit of the Turkish oppositionists had a
positive effect on the image of our country, which demonstrated its
constructivity by its loyal behavior. "I should say that the National
Security Service also behaved tactfully with respect to the Turkish
party's leaders. It was a quite delicate moment, and the National
Security Service fully coped with its task",- he stressed.

At the same time, the political expert pointed out that he was not
sure of Turkey's willingness to behave the same way with respect to
an Armenian party. By the degree of openness and freedom, Armenia
leaves its western neighbor behind to a great extent.

To recall, Head and Deputy Head of Powerful Turkey Party Tuna
Beklevic and Baybars Orsek were invited to the National Security
Service of Armenia to give testimonies about their crossing of the
state border between Armenia and Turkey. During the conversation with
the National Security Services representatives, Beklevic and Orsek
failed to give any grounded argument to confirm their words. The
Turkish politicians were warned about the inadmissibility of such
behavior and such statements, after which they were offered to leave
the territory of Armenia. To note, earlier the Frontier Protection
Department of the Russian Federal Security Service denied pointblank
the possible crossing of the Armenian-Turkish state border by the
Turkish politicians. "There was no crossing of the Armenian-Turkish
border by Turkey. If there were such an attempt, we would suppress it",
said Colonel Andrey Guzeyev, Deputy Head of the Frontier Protection
Department of the Russian Federal Security Service.




From: A. Papazian