COMPROMISE WITH TURKEY HAS CERTAIN BOUNDARIES NOT TO BE CROSSED BY ARMENIA

PanARMENIAN.Net
01.09.2009 16:15 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Compromise with Turkey has certain boundaries
not to be crossed by Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenia's
representative in Council of Europe, said in a speech delivered
at French University. "It's hard to estimate the unexpectedness
of yesterday's statement on normalizing Armenian-Turkish ties, but
statements on such processes between Yerevan and Ankara were made
many times," Armenian expert noted. According to him, Armenia focuses
on three issues while considering neighborhood with Turkey. "The
first factor is a third party's, i.e. Baku's participation in the
process, which is unacceptable for us. The second is the linkage
between Armenian-Turkish process and Karabakh settlement, and the
third concerns our past, i.e. history. It turns out that we need
to develop ties with Turkey, without being sensitive to historical
issues," Zohrab Mnatsakanyan noted, adding that none of above three
factors was reflected in yesterday's statement.

At the current stage of public discussions, it's very important for
both countries to properly assess the situation, the expert said.