LEADER OF HERITAGE PARTY PARLIAMENTARY FACTION: THE TURKISH PARTY HAS MANAGED TO PUT THEIR PRE-CONDITIONS FORWARD

ArmInfo
2009-09-01 14:55:00

ArmInfo. Nevertheless the Turkish party has managed to put their
pre-conditions forward for normalization of relations with Armenia,
the leader of the Heritage party parliamentary faction, Armen
Martirosyan, told ArmInfo correspondent when commenting on signing
of the two protocols between Armenia and Turkey: "Protocol on the
establishment of diplomatic relations" and "Protocol on development
of bilateral relations".

'Armenian authorities could not protect its national and state
interests.

But the leadership of Turkey managed to gain the situation when 2
pre-conditions put forward by Turkey were accepted by the Armenian
party: recognition of the state borders of Turkey and agreement to
create the joint commission of historians to study the fact of the
Armenian genocide', - Martirosyan said and added he wonders why 6
weeks timeframe was fixed for establishment of diplomatic relations. 'I
think this is directly connected with the Karabakh conflict settlement
process, i.e. the Turkish party thinks there will be certain progress
over that period of time, naturally not in favor of Armenia', -
he said and added that only Turkey won as a result of all this process.

To recall, Armenia and Turkey have agreed to complete political
consultations within six weeks, following which the two Protocols:
the "Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations" and the
"Protocol on the development of bilateral relations" - which have been
initiated in the course of their efforts under Swiss mediation, will be
signed and submitted to the respective Parliaments for the ratification
on each side. The parties have agreed to set up an impartial group
to study the archived documents to define the existing problems and
develop recommendations.