Karabakh is ‘Muslim, Turkic’ Land, Says Turkish Official

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag

BAKU—In reaffirming Turkey’s pre-condition of a resolution to the Karabakh conflict on the Armenia-Turkey normalization process, Turkey’s deputy prime minister on Tuesday said “Nagorno-Karabakh is a Muslim, Azerbaijani and Turkic land occupied by Armenia,” reported the Trend News agency.

The Turkish official, Bekir Bozdag, told journalists during a visit to Baku. “The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is our common problem.”

“Until Armenia pulls out of Nagorno-Karabakh, until the rights of Azerbaijanis of that region are restored Turkish-Armenian relations will not be normalized,” asserted Bozdag.

Despite signing the doomed protocols, which call for normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia without any preconditions, Turkey has continuously maintained that the Karabakh conflict resolution should be a precondition to Turkey’s final ratification of the documents.

Armenia, as well as the US, which masterminded the dangerous protocols, have both said that Turkey was acting against the actual protocols. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the ball was in Turkey’s court.

Howver, Bozdag’s statements on Tuesday even contradict the talking points of the OSCE Minsk Group-led peace process, which calls for an eventual referendum to determine the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

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52 Comments

  1. Tony said:

    What a stupid Official? Is he real or Bulsh??ing?
    How about Northern Cyprus?

  2. sam said:

    that is good we don’t want our relations to be normal because we need a normal people to share things together and yes keep the protocol in your parliament basement we don’t need it and keep dreaming about karabagh because you will never be able to set your foot in there

  3. Harut said:

    It is time for Armenia to recognise Nagorno Kharabagh and get it over with since as we all se that there is no road map or any protocols, it all and was bunch bs to begin with.

  4. Armo Legand said:

    turkish DPM should pull out from the seat from which he made that statement because its on Armenian land… what a waste of human turkish are…

  5. Stefan said:

    And untill Turkey leaves our lands in Western Armenia then the problem is never over.
    ” Muslim Lands”
    Is that why there are over 2000 Armenian churches in ruin all over Western Armenia and Nackhachivan….

    Now I understand why in UK they are worried about Muslim immigrants ” Occupiers”

  6. Vazken said:

    Never trust a Turk, look at what they did to Syria after Assad foolishly renounced rights to the Iskenderun province, the same will happen to Armenia the moment we relinquish our rights to historic Armenia.

  7. Alex Postallian said:

    I really feel sorry for the Armenians…..How can a normal country normalize its situation with the dumbest,I mean dumbest,ugliest,stupidest,two-faced,representativesof mongol,sheepherders,of gooble gooble land(jerky,er turkey)

  8. Krikor said:

    “Rooh ballit al bahr” as the Arabic saying goes;which means “Go tile (Cover with tiles) the sea” This guy must be smoking something funny;and it’s not tobacco !!

  9. Artur said:

    Since Armenian media outlets worldwide have all sunk themselves to the level of the Kardashians by promoting them, I’m all for giving all our lands to the Turks. We don’t deserve to survive as a people. We are despicable.

  10. Armen said:

    All world knows that the central Asia is the Turkic people original homeland, not the Asia Minor, where many different nationalities were living just before of Ganghis Khan invasion, the Turkish deputy prime minister must have studied history lessons in Ankara only. Armenians are the indigenous people of the Eastern part of the Asia Minor from the beginning of the history, that includes Artsakh ( karabakh) also. I must let you know Mr. if you will, that your predators the accupiers of the Armenian lands, changed the situation by genocid of 1915.

  11. arman said:

    There’s no need for any referendums. The people have spoken in 1988. Azerbaijan responded with guns. If there’s “an eventual referendum to determine the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic,” what will Azerbaijan respond with……atom bombs??

  12. George said:

    Insult is the weapon of the weak, besides insulting the Armenians, is showing desperation and weakness trying to empower itself with religion and insult Muslims as ignorant people that they do not know the truth

  13. levon sanosyan said:

    Go back to Mongolia. You lost the independent Artsakh forever. The protocols are dead and buried in Mongolia the land of you barbarians.
    What a disgrace for the human race to have Bekir Bozdag to be called a human being. Bekir go and fly a kite with Davutoglue and Hillery Clinton. You all deserve eachother.

    • ARA said:

      well said- the camps in Siberia are ideal for these people-the lot of them– Russia will help us-we will guard them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we will- with our dogs and pigs- the pork they sleep with!!!!!!!!

  14. bigmoustache said:

    didnt the turks agree to the sevres treaty then ignore it completly and continued their genocidal agenda?
    we have only ourselves to blame for looking like fools…well lets be honest it was serjoglu and his cronies who wanted to legitimize their power with the US.
    and again turkey ignores a document they signed.

  15. zohrab said:

    just quickly remind him of cypres and what the hell is turkey doing there its greek lands see how they shut up fast

  16. john said:

    Mr. minister Its better to make history (as you do) for the land that you called turkey, after destroy Armenian and Greece culture.
    and don’t speak about historcicism problem that its come to before Turkish nation come to exist.

  17. Shant D said:

    actually he’s stupid idiot scum of down to aerth,, Artsakh is teh real name and it was ALWAYS ALWAYS CHRSITIAN Armenian !!! and it will stay that way i will defend it myself and go there and BREAK THEM IF COULD!! other wise i hope for peace and union with good aZeries!

    politians stop acting and going for money oil and expenses do a REAL job stop pretending and not seeing the other side’s hur an dpain something smot of you politicians , army police and higher ranking CAN’T SEE WELL!

  18. Shant D said:

    and who cares about turkish relation i as a north american armenia forget tha tuntil Turkey apologizes , returns lands and pays respect to all it did in teh past and you know what these are all of you>.

  19. Shant D said:

    north american Armenian* .. and that is Armenian genocide, genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and leventine arabs bulgarians.. those lands can be returned!

  20. Sylva-MD-Poetry said:

    Invade ..kill and call Turks Land
    Turks entered Islam in 13th century…
    They did not learn any thing from Quran
    Quran says
    Don’t rape women
    Don’t kill children…
    In Saudi Arabia ( The land of ISLAM)
    if you rape you will be hanged …
    How many turks raped Armenian girls
    Can any one count…!

    • Christo said:

      Are you for real? You’re quoting the Quran!
      Don’t rape women, (that’s a reference to individuals practicing the muslim faith) not Gentiles or men or boys
      Don’t kill children (same a reference to individuals practicing the muslim faith)
      Instead of reading the Quran, you should pick up a book titled
      The truth about Muhammed then and only then you would understand the reason for the killings of non muslims in the Middle East or anywhere on this planet.

      • Blancheta said:

        Nope, all religions preach same values, and in Middle East many killed regardless of religion, many Muslims have been killed in Iraq, Sabra and Shatilla etc. And those murderers screaming “Allahu Akbar” (al-qaida etc.) are backed by the US to legitimize aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan, God/Allah is not Akbar when you kill in his name.

  21. David said:

    Turkey, once again, reveals his ugly face. How corrupt the world has become. Shame to the leading powers of the world. There corruptness has allowed Turkey and Azerbaijan to get away with such hostile remarks towards Armenians.

  22. Christo said:

    It’s been politically incorrect to refer to one of the causes of the Armenian Genocide as a muslim annhiliation of christians. Well guy, it can’t be a muslim land, since the population that lived in artsakh was never populated with a majority practicing the muslim faith. Secondly, your prophet never asked the Armenian kings to accept his new religion, therefore, your prophet didn’t care if those lands were ever muslim lands. Your prophet only wrote letters to the emperor of Byzantium and the ruler of Persia to consider and accept his new religion. Therefore, texas 2 step your S back to the steppes surrounding the country now called Mongolia. Referring to your tribe as mongolians is considered offensive to a Mongol.

  23. ARA said:

    Well mr turk- yeah- u stole our lands and others when ur sick ancestors swept through the mtns and areas west of Constanstinople. Turks like u depsoited ur ugly sick culture on our people and lands and took it over- right- the sword- well- mr Turk- history does repeat itself and we will will many of our lands- like nakichevan and half of azeri filth land that is and once was clean, arable Armenian land- IF i speak my mind here this will not post- happy to meet u on the island – Van or capo sea where we will dig in and have== go take a bath

  24. jihad mentality said:

    there are no western Armenia nor Turkey there is all area belongs to russian caucaus georgia islamic land and no living area for christians long live muslims

  25. bosnian said:

    armenians like serbians they occupied and killing now thanks the nato and Turkey they together bombed serbians cities and now Turkey saudia arabia gulf arabian countries send us money we buy serbians properties in bosnia and making mosque islamic centers I hope sharia soon in bosnia parliment.

    • joe said:

      you criminal turks will be driven back to desert of arabia. but not before you clean each other first.

    • joe said:

      Well mr “bosnai” turk- yeah- u stole our lands and others when ur sick ancestors swept through the mtns and areas west of Constanstinople. Turks like u depsoited ur ugly sick culture on our people and lands and took it over- right- the sword- well- mr Turk- history does repeat itself and we will will many of our lands- like nakichevan and half of azeri filth land that is and once was clean, arable Armenian land- IF i speak my mind here this will not post- happy to meet u on the island – Van or capo sea where we will dig in and have== go take a bath

  26. Armenian said:

    It’s all about the culture!! Armenian culture is superior anyway and they know it.Armenians are very smart people all around the world and they know it.
    I am asking this guy who seems to be an arab for me if he knows a smart and famous turc in the world!!. Oh, by the way, i know: murders and liars.
    No relation with Turkey please!! it is a shame for Armenia and Armenians till they continue to ignore the reality.

  27. Christo said:

    Greed is not a good thing. Be satisfied with what you have pillaged, plundered, raped, burned, and occupied.
    Take a lesson from our Armenian culture, Live and Let Live, otherwise Don’t Thread on me just like the Gadsden flag; Our bite is deadly! A bite you will forever regret!

  28. Satenik said:

    He doesn’t look right does he? Has the nurse forgotten to give him his medication? Soon he’ll be claiming that the whole world is a “Turkic” land!

    • Christo said:

      Don’t be so surprised, if you look up turania, you’ll stumble on a web site, which depicts a map showing the european, asian continents and as you drag the mouse, it enlarges a flag and the name of the territory and you could see the number or native turks. Guess what, finlandians are turkic in origin, they even claim that the people of japan are turkic in origin!

  29. Ararat said:

    Karabakh is as much Muslim Turkic land as Turks are Europeans Mongol mutt. Every time these Central Asian donkey brains make such remarks we should fire a missle straight into their empty racist skulls. Go to hell good for nothing Turkish scum.

  30. Arziv said:

    The protocols are dead, very good and very well. The protocols are detrimental to Armenian national interests; they might be a boon to the minority oligargic mafia, but not to our people and land. With the Protocols, Armenia will become an economic hamlet of Turkey; invasion will follow with turkish hordes invading Armenia as ” businessmen” and business consultants; intercultural exhanges, trade, commerce. and the whole baggage of tricks You;ll encounter more truks in Yerevan than in Istanbul. Then the call for building Mosques will be heard louder and louder. It is phantasmagoria

  31. Christo said:

    Someone should remind this Kir sorry bekir who seems to be suffering from amnesia (no offense to others who suffer from this ailment), that before islam there were other religions, therefore to you bekir ( I wonder what the word Kir means in Persian) Anatolia, Asia Minor were Chrisitan ARMENIAN LANDS!

  32. parsik said:

    Turks can bark as much they want, but the time has come for them to think how they will solve Armenian problem, Karabakh issue is solved already and nothing will change the status quo against Armenian will, they should start to ponder how they will deal with Kras and Ardahan provinces demanded by Armenians and the fake and unratified Istanbole agreement between Ataturk and Bolsheviks regarding the Armenian lands

  33. John Markarian said:

    A win-win situation would be for Russia to give Armenia land in Southeastern Dagastan in the border area between Dagastan and Chechnya. This would prevent the Chechan and Dagastani terrorists from moving freely because this northern republic of Armenia would seal the border between Chechyna and the rest of Dagestan..The benefit for Armenia would be another base to strike at Azerbajian from the North in case of an attack on Nagorno-Karabagh. Russia and Armenia would both be winners in this.This area is a real troublespot for Russia and Armenia could really help Russia and help itself.

  34. John Markarian said:

    Russia needs break Chechnya and Dagestan into smaller republics because they will be easier to control..

  35. John Markarian said:

    Turks were savages before they became Muslim and they continue to be savages after converting to Islam. The savagery of a Turk is in their genes not in their religion. Arab Muslims saved many Armenians during the time of the Genocide and so did the Iranians. The Iranians even brokered the ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

    • hayko yesilkoyluian said:

      John its not normal first your say A win-win situation would be for Russia to give Armenia land in Southeastern Dagastan in the border area between Dagastan and Chechnya. This would prevent the Chechan and Dagastani terrorists from moving after Turks were savages before they became Muslim and they continue to be savages after converting to Islam. The savagery of a Turk is in their genes not in their religion. Arab Muslims saved many Armenians during the time of the Genocide and so did the Iranians. The Iranians even brokered the ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan. arabs was where during the karabakh war there many arab jihadist fighted against us in karabakh chechens supported always by arabs especially gulf and saudis for that all of them not our friend nor ally

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