Davutoglu Warns Yerevan

Foreign Minister Davutoğlu (R) gets a briefing from a Turkish soldier in front of a map showing an Ottoman campaign in Baku’s Martyrs Square. AA photo

ISANTBUL—Armenia “should know the limits of its capacity,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu warned Yerevan Wdnesday, referring to territorial claims recently made by the country’s prosecutor general, reported the Hurriyet Newspaper.

Davutoglu, who was on a one-day visit to Baku, called on “those who dare to take a pebble from Turkey” to know their limits, Hurriyet quoted the Anadolu Agency. “Apart from offering such a thing, it is out of question to think about it,” he said.

The prosecutor general of Armenia, Aghvan Hovsepyan, recently said Armenia should re-obtain its lost territories as the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches. The Turkish Foreign Ministry was furious at Hovsepyan’s declaration that the border between Turkey and Armenia has never been legally established and that lost Armenian land should be returned to Armenia.

Davutoğlu said the statements made by the Armenian officials over the issue were the product of “delirium,” arguing that possible peace in the Caucasus would only be possible when all parties knew their limits and boundaries. “I invite all to common sense. The territorial integrity of Turkey and Azerbaijan is pivotal for us,” he said.

Davutoğlu visted Baku to hold discussions with Azerbaijani officials. According to Azerbaijan media reports, Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijan’s foreign minister, briefed his Turkish counterpart about a July 12 meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in Vienna. He emphasized that Azerbaijan supports the idea of holding a meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Anadolu Agency also published a photo showing Davutoğlu being briefed by a Turkish military attaché over the Caucasus Battle. The battle consisted of armed conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire in 1918 during World War I. The land warfare was accompanied by Russian naval activity in the Black Sea region of the Ottoman Empire.

The visit also came as the Turkish and Azerbaijani armies launched joint military exercises on July 12 that will run in Baku and Nakhichevan until July 28. The land forces of the two countries will be involved in the war games; an infantry division will be involved in the Baku exercises, while a mechanized infantry division will take part in the exercises in Nakhichevan. In the region, Russia and Iran are also planning to conduct a joint naval exercise in the Caspian Sea in the second half of 2013.

Davutoğlu’s visit coincides with a project to carry gas from Azerbaijan through Turkey and Greece to Europe as part of the Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP), which was officially confirmed last month.

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29 Comments

  1. nazo said:

    Agvan Hovsepyan, can not govern what he has, god forbied if the Turks return what we claim it is ours, at this rate in 10 years we will not have more than 500.000 people in Armenia, yet this jocker wants more land, go figure.

  2. vartan said:

    TO YOU MR DAVUDOGLU , OR BETTER POKHOGLU. SOON OR LATER YOU WILL BE GIVE BACK ALL ARMENIAN TERRITORIES TO ITS RIGHFULL OWNERS. SO DONT GET MAD NO BOADY IS TAKING YOU SERIOUSLY. YOU WILL BECOME NEXT EGYPT OR SERIA. BE PATIONT.

    • ARA said:

      pay attention TURK- WE NEVER FORGET- u will be on ur knees as we slice u up and we will take it- all of it- u barbaric imbecile-

  3. Padova said:

    Turkey and Azerbaijan have to return the occupied territories back to the rightful, original owners which are Armenia, Greece, Syria, Iraq, Georgia, the Kurds, and Assyrians.

  4. lobo said:

    Ah, usually in politics you at least pretend that justice is the primary principle on which you reply, military capacities. The foreign minister, while not wrong per se, still had the mindset of his subhuman ancestor, Genghis.

  5. GB said:

    Mr. Davood Oghloo,

    Armenian Genocide, and occupation of Western part of Armenia will never go away easily, as long as Armenian statehood exist!!

  6. Osik said:

    Of course he should look tough against Armenia in Baku, he is not that stupid, he was there begging some GAS; so it’s normal to kiss some rear, otherwise his own rear was going to be kicked out by his wealthy KARDASH.

  7. Rifat said:

    If you Armenians wanna settle something, let’s have our troops meet on the battlefield once again and once again, you will get your asses handed.

    • Kirk said:

      Danghalak,
      Next war will not be settled with troops, it will be hi tech (or HYE tech), which is not too familiar for Mongols and Genghis.

    • arman said:

      Vengeance is a bitch and is very patient. Don’t forget about our Armenian assassins worldwide, including our Kurdish partners who are also waiting.

  8. Ararat said:

    This Turkish Mongol mutt Davutoglu should take the warning and shove it where the sun don’t shine. You coward Ahmet Gotverenoglu be a man and make the warning to our face and let’s see how long you will be standing. We don’t intend to “pebble” with cowards like you, we intend to smash a rock on your donkey heads.

  9. Gazzo said:

    Davitoglou should be made aware with the limits of turkeys memory, bordering on amnesia

  10. GeorgeMardig said:

    Instead of a wrong done by their ancestors, Davutoglu takes a cheap shot by warning Yerevan not to claim what is legitimately theirs, does that mean that the Proud Turkish people wants to keep what is not theirs, is this the proud Turkey that wants to keep and continue stealing like a thief instead of correcting the wrong done? was it a mistake that their ancestors did or it is in the genes of the Turkish people, why Davutoglu doesn’t warn the countries that took all of the Ottoman land and now show muscle on a small and weak country like Armenia, Mr. Davutoglu the shame of the Armenian people can’t be wiped out by warning and balck blackmails, only can decency, justice, and rule of law.

    • Karo Mavian said:

      I thing it has to be a little correction: The Erdogan has to be a “Tavuq Erdogan” and Davudoglu has to be a ‘Ahmet Tavuqoglu” Thats the correct way has to be this NeoOsmans names.

  11. ARMENIAN said:

    Davutoglu, called on “those who dare to take a pebble from Turkey” to know their limits,

    .SIR WE KNOW YOUR ARMY IS STRONG, BUT IT IS NOT STRONGER THAT ARMENIANS FAITH
    THIS LANDS ARE ARMENIANS LANDS AND TURKS USURPED IT

    PLEASE DON’T TREATHEN US. JUSTICE IS ON OUR SIDE AND ARMENIANS ARE PATIENT
    WE ARE SURE IF IT TAKES 100 YEARS OR MORE ARMENIAN FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL TAKE IT BACK

  12. Garo Yeghichian said:

    Is Mr. Tavudoglu knows about the Treaty of Sevre? we taught them to wear shoes shirts suits and ties for so many years but still they are the same pheasants.(still they thing they can do any thing by force)

  13. ARMENIAN said:

    hahaha turkey is falling apart.. and this mongol has the audacity to warn my people… It is your mongol hords which should be warned… the time is coming.. the war is near… we will kill you all who remain on the land of our forefathers….

  14. dvo said:

    Warns what, what do they want to do attack us?

    There is nothing worse that Turkey can do to armenians now that they have allreadey done

  15. Raffi Bairamian said:

    This is turkish the genocidal culture : Killing, threatening, and barking. All our occupied lands by the turks in Western Armenia will be liberated one day and returned to its real owners : The Armenian People, and the barking of a turkish official will increase our determination in continuing our holy struggle for returning our sacred rights.

  16. Van said:

    Perhaps he should just concentrate on evolving from amoeba to something with more honor. Just a thought…

    • lobo said:

      Can’t you see the honor in threatening a neighbor who is calling for justice whose ancestors you murdered, raped and robbed by ganging up? Well, of course you can’t, you’re not a Turk. This is their understanding of strength and honor. I’m not sure about amoeba, but they have clearly not moved far from their ancestor Genghis, who, by all means, was subhuman.

  17. Dr.Hermon Mihranian said:

    The only way that will ease tention between Armenia and turkey, is that the prsent turkish government must recognize the Armenian Genocide. Beside let me remind the Turkis foreign Minister, ARARAT is part of Armenia.

  18. Kirk said:

    Armenia “should know the limits of its capacity,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu warned.
    He is absolutely right. We know our limits include the Western Armenia occupied lands..

  19. Krikor said:

    What else than destruction and crime brought Turkish government brought to the civilization of the world ???

  20. Bogos said:

    If Turks were such macho and super warriors, why did they behave like pussy cats and kissed the butts of Jewish leaders, when Israeli fighters attacked the Turkish ferry` Mavi Marmara on the coast of Palestine and killed many Turkish activists?

  21. Karo Mavian said:

    There is some fault of Buzandian nearsidet politics against their buffering neighbors,like Armenians.By destroying the Armenian military power,hey opened the way to Seljuk-Mongols to enter to Armenian Highlands,which they renaimed Anatolu.The first and the last battle was Manazkerts battle on year of 1071.Where the Buzandian Armii totaly defited and the Emperor Konstandin was captured as a prizoner of war.Countinuing the Seljuks advance they eventualy stud at th front of Kostandinopolis walls.That was on 1453 may the 29,when Kostandinopolis was taken and by Mehmet the 2-nd,al people were killed or taken to slavey.The Buzandian Empire stoped existing.When Turks were making a sword.Thatword they were checkin on the neck of one of gyavurs.Thats the country is Turkey,nothing is changed.They are raizing theyir children with the hetriotism againt the Christian Armenians and the other Christian Nations.They are Kemalistik bitches,and Kemalist son of a bitches untill now.

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