Turkey to Intensify Calls for Karabakh Withdrawal

2031ANKARA (News.az)—Turkey will intensify efforts to raise Azerbaijan’s interests in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as it negotiates with Armenia to normalize relations and open borders, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Thursday, the Azeri news.az online news portal reported.

The Turkish leader said his government would “intensify discussion” on Armenia’s withdrawal from the Armenian territories liberated from Azeri rule during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “There is no doubt Azerbaijan’s occupied lands belong to Azerbaijan,” Gul said in remarks at the inauguration of a new building for the International Strategic Research Center in Ankara.

Gul said he believes this would “help solve many problems in the region,” exacerbated since the Russian-Georgian war in August 2008. The conflict over South Ossetia, the Turkish leader added, demonstrated that “frozen conflicts” in the Caucasus can “escalate into war at any time.”

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  1. Guido said:

    Armenians, you should follow Aznavour and call for Turkey to return your Western Armenian lands. Your calls should amplify and counter each and every Turkish reference to so-called *Territorial Ingegrity”. The Turks do not even like these lands which they merely occupy and which are now heavily populated by kurds who, especially in places like Kars, anger the Turks by speaking to them in Kurdish. Turkish territorial integity is a farce held together only by brute force and military might. Kharpert, the town and the castle, are perched on a mount above Elazig. At the base of that mount is a gigantic, sprawling army base. The Turk keeps a tight lid on the place and it is very peaceful, for there is no contest. But beyond the city walls, the wind whistles, like a sigh, passing through the trees and brush of the scruffy, scenic landscape. A great Armenian sigh roaming the Homeland.

  2. Barkev Asadourian said:

    NO SINGLE SQUARE FOOT OF LAND.
    YOU BOTH TRAITORS THIS IS YOURS JOB RESULTS???
    WHY YOU DONT TRY TO GO TO THE HELL?
    IT IS ONLY PLACE FOR BOTH OF YOU
    IF YOU BELIEVE IT BIG TRAITORS

  3. Tony said:

    Let Abdullah Gul return the Western Armenia, Northern Cyprus and other occupied territories to Armenia, Greece, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. Let him concern himself with the above problems. Nagorno Karabakh is not his problem; it belongs to Armenia. Azerbaijan has some more occupied lands grabbed from Armenia. Azerbaijan needs to return those lands too. 99% of current Azerbain’s territories are historical Armenian lands. Whether Azerbaijan likes it or not, those occupied lands must be returned back to Armenia.

  4. gayane said:

    Es Chiburashkan ova?

    Shan Poch qez Gul.. Menq tvetsinq, du el uraxatsar.. Anter Shun..

    G

  5. Ara Sabounjian said:

    Armenia should itensify calls for Cyprus withdrawal of the Turkish occupational forces.

  6. Grigor Melikyan said:

    Turkey can intensify efforts all she wants. Not an inch of Artsakh ( Nagarno Karabagh) liberated lands will be given to azeri-turks.

  7. Areg Mansuryan said:

    What a wishfull desire Gul has? He will see Artsakh given back to Azeris in his dream only.

  8. Gayane said:

    YES PARZAPES CHEM HASKANUM..

    Es mer apush Presidenta incha anum? Inqa mi hat chi asum.. ay mart, heriq u bola.. ARten Turkey and Gul hama hanuma en u shat ver ver en trnum..

    Qicha mnum yes taq jur ltsnem mer presidenti vra.. aptakem mi qani angam.. u asem.. ay unxelq.. mi ban ara.. stop this.. say something.. do something.. these people are taking advantage of the situation and they will do this years to come.. they are hungry for Armenian lands and blood.. can’t you see?

    Yes el chem dimanum.. im sirta orerits mi or piti kangni yete es mer presidenta eshi akanji mech qnats mna u toxni sents baner katarvi..

    Help us all God.. give us patience and strength..

    Aghhhhhhhh…

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