Armenian Businessman Denies Turkish Newspaper Report

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Arsen Ghazarian–the chairman of the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen–denied reports by the Turkish newspaper Zaman that he–along with the head of the Youth Party of Armenia Sarkis Asatrian–met on Wednesday with Ankara Trade Chamber president Sinan Aygun in Ankara.

According to Zaman–Aygun told the two Armenia’s that turning incidents of the past into a blood feud brings no benefit. "Now–Turkey is a democratic country and we have forgotten these incidents,” he was quoted as saying.

But Ghazarian–on Thursday–adamantly denied that a delegation visited Turkey–much less met with Aygun. "The report in Zaman is another concoction of the Turkish press and it is not the first instance when I have to deny its reports. This proves–once again–that one should not take seriously what Turkish newspapers write," he said.

Zaman–meanwhile–quoted Asatryan as saying that Armenia’s do not want anybody to intervene in Turkey-Armenia relations: "Third countries like the United States–France–Azerbaijan–Uruguay–and China should not intervene in relations between Turkey and Armenia."

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