Davutoglu Admits Continued Problems With Armenia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

ANKARA (Anatolia News Agency) – Although Turkey has made great strides in eliminating problems with its neighbors, outstanding issues remain with Armenia, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday.

“It is obvious that the refusal of the friendly hand offered by Turkey will mostly damage Armenia itself,” Davutoglu said in a written statement responding to a parliamentary question submitted by the opposition Nationalist Movement Party, or MHP.

“The protocols signed with Armenia formed the initial steps of a normalization process which Turkey considers long-term. The continuation of this process will definitely depend on how willing Armenia is to solve problems,” he said.

Davutoglu said Turkey was attempting to boost its relations with all its neighbors on the basis of mutual respect and good neighborly relations. Turkey’s foreign minister said the solution to the current political conflicts in the southern Caucasus was the main condition for ensuring sustainable security and peace.

Davutoglu said another important condition for the establishment of a comprehensive peace in the southern Caucasus was a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.

He said the Turkish government was of the opinion that the normalization process between Turkey and Armenia would have an affirmative impact on efforts to find a solution.

“We saw that negotiations carried out between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan gained momentum after the normalization process, and the two presidents had nine meetings,” Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said that Ankara has not proposed deploying peacekeepers to Nagorno Karabakh after the conflict’s resolution, the Turkish Anadolu news agency said. He stressed that rumors about such a proposal are untrue.

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4 Comments

  1. john papazian said:

    Thier only problem with us is the fact they couldn’t kill us all. These Turks will definently get whats coming to them someday,soon.

  2. Ashot Baghdasaryan said:

    Turkey is the problem. This sick man of Asia, Turkey, is the problem of this world of ours.

  3. Sepan said:

    Turkey has not one ounce of interest to normalize relations, every move, every statement, every gesture is laced with some form of poison.

    When will the west and Europe wake up and realize that fundemantaly the Turks have not changed since the 1900’s every change including the change of their alphabet to Latin, has been made superficially to fool Europe and the West. Yes some percentage of Turks have adoped and accepted the change but not the major percentage.

    Turkey is now becoming the defacto leader of the Muslim world and alarm bells should be ringing throughout Europe.

  4. Arn. Sweden. said:

    Selfdeceived hypocrisy !!!.

    Turkey is loost !!!.

    Matthew 7

    “Judge not, that ye be not judged.

    2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

    3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

    4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, `Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye,’ and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

    5Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

    Further –

    “It is obvious that the refusal of the friendly hand offered by Turkey will mostly damage Armenia itself,” Davutoglu said in a written statement responding to a parliamentary question submitted by the opposition Nationalist Movement Party, or MHP.

    Comment –

    Do this one suggest that,
    if the Nazis after the Holocoast would offer the Jews a so callede –
    “FRIENDLY HAND” – ,
    the Jews would been wrong in not taken it ???.

    What a selfdeceived Hypocrisy this is – !!!.

    Davutoglu said Turkey was attempting to boost its relations with all its neighbors on the basis of mutual respect and good neighborly relations. Turkey’s foreign minister said the solution to the current political conflicts in the southern Caucasus was the main condition for ensuring sustainable security and peace.

    Comment –

    So – they will not ensure sustainible security and peace in mutual respect ???,

    Of cause those with Blood on their hands and consciousness will have no rest,
    but has always to Export their personality on others.

    God bevere of Turkey but,
    their own Judgement on others God will soon in a couple of years Judge on Turkey itself.

    Arn. Sweden.

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