TURKEY'S CLOSED BORDERS WITH ARMENIA A GROSS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL NORMS

PanARMENIAN.Net
31.08.2009 21:25 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "At international scene, Turkey never initiates short
term programs. Turkey develops several scenarios of a single program,
to use the suitable one in case of necessity. With Kurds', Cyprus
and Armenian Genocide issues on its agenda, Turkey still negotiates
for joining EU as a member," Heritage Parliamentary Faction Secretary
Larisa Alaverdyan told a news conference in Yerevan.

According to Larisa Alaverdyan, experienced rival like Turkey should
not be challenged without long-term plans.

When questioned by reporters whether Turkey is to blame for cessation
of RA -Turkish rapprochement attempts, Larisa Alaverdyan responded
that no rapprochement actually existed. When signing the road map,
Turkey made some non-committal statements, without assuming any
obligations as to their fulfillment, she noted.

Touching upon opening of RA-Turkish border, the MP noted that Turkey's
closed border with Armenia is a gross violation of international
norms. "Turkey continues blockading Armenia because of unresolved
conflict with Azerbaijan, which actually has no bearing with
Turkey. This is a gross violation of international law."