ARMENIAN NATIONAL SECURITY SERVICE TELLS TURKISH OPPOSITION ACTIVISTS TO LEAVE COUNTRY

Interfax
Nov 1 2010
Russia

The Armenian National Security Service has told Tuna Beklevic, the
leader of the Turkish opposition party Strong Turkey, and his deputy
Baibars Orsek, that they should leave Armenia.

Beklevic and Orsek, who are in Yerevan now, were invited to the
Armenian National Security Service headquarters earlier on Friday to
provide testimony on what they declared themselves as illegal crossing
of the Tukish-Armenian border.

"Beklevic and Orsek were warned that such behavior and irresponsible
statements are unacceptable. They were ordered to leave Armenia,"
the National Security Service said.

Earlier this month, Strong Turkey members claimed that they had
crossed the Turkish-Armenian border, which is guarded by Russian
border guards. Officials from the FSB department in Armenian later
denied this information.

Beklevic favors normalization in Armenian-Turkish relations.

Earlier this week, the Armenian Foreign Ministry refused to receive
representatives of Turkish party who had arrived in Yerevan.




From: A. Papazian