Turkey′s Role in Karabakh Peace Talks Ruled Out by Armenia

Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)
Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

YEREVAN (Tert.am)—Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan on Wednesday ruled out Turkey’s mediatory role in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) peace talks, dismissing recent allegations by a Turkish diplomat.

Turkish Ambassador in Baku Alper Choshkun recently made repeated calls for his country’s involvement in the peace process, citing his Turkey’s close ties with Azerbaijan. “The Armenia-Turkey border will remain closed as long as Nagorno-Karabakh is under ′occupation,′″ he said.

“It has always been Azerbaijan’s dream which will never come true,” Kocharyan said.

In earlier statements, the diplomat described the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a common ″Turkish-Azerbaijani concern.″

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