Christine Melkonyan: visit of Powerful Turkey party's leaders to
Armenia is PR action

October 30, 2010 - 13:42 AMT 08:42 GMT

Representative of the Oriental Studies Institute of the RA National
Academy of Sciences Christine Melkonyan said that the visit of
Powerful Turkey party's leaders to Armenia is just a PR action.

The party is not influential in Turkey and the visit of its
representatives to Armenia could draw attention of the Turkish society
to it, what would assist the party during the upcoming parliamentary
elections in Turkey, Melkonyan told a press conference in Yerevan.

Meanwhile, Melkonyan added that it is possible that the visit was of
an espionage nature.

Referring to information that on October 10 leader of Powerful Turkey
party Tuna Beklevic and several his allies illegally crossed the state
border near Akhuryan river and entered Armenia's territory as a
protest against the closed border, the Armenian expert said it is a
big lie.

`They would not have been able to cross the border, they would have
been detained,' said Melkonyan, adding that if Armenians took a
similar step, the initiators would have been arrested most likely.

From: A. Papazian