Erdogan Calls for France to Withdraw from Minsk Group

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ANKARA (Combined Sources)—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called for France to quit its co-chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group, which is tasked to mediate the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“France has clearly shown that it is a side [in the Karabakh conflict] after adopting a law penalizing denial of Armenian allegations on Ottoman era incidents of 1915, which is why it has to step down from the Minsk Group,” Erdogan said in an interview with the Azeri national TV network, ANS.

Erdogan said French President Nicolas Sarkozy has never been fair and sincere in his relations with Armenians, adding that his judgment as a Minsk member could not be trusted.

Meanwhile in Yerevan on Monday, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai met with Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian.

The two discussed issued related to NATO’s Partnership for Peace and Individual Partnership Action Plan programs.

In discussing Nagorno-Karabakh, Appathurai stressed that negotiations on the resolution of the conflict must continue within the OSCE Minks Group framework.


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  1. Alex Postallian said:

    In turkish,there is a word for this picture,looks like a mymun (monkey)

    • Iranmenian said:

      Alex, like lots of other words in turkish, meymun is in fact a Persian word meaning monkey. When turk nomads came into Armenia in the 11th century they had a vocabulary of about 800 words, that’s it. The first culture turks decided to steal everything from was Persians, countless words, foods, music, dances, magically became ‘turkish’. Turkish officials would actually learn fluent persian, then turkish…because turkish had borrowed heavily from the persian language. Not just turkish either, but Persian is the mother tongue of Urdu, which is Pakistan’s official language. Even armenians use many persian words, Paneer (cheese) is in armenian (banir or panir) is the same in indian. Anyways, point is nothing can be called ‘turkish’, not the cities they reside in (they didn’t build any cities), their language is a mashup of persian, arabic, and their nomadic bullshit guglubuglusuz iblumunuyorum language LOL, their foods are are all taken from other cultures, as are their dances, songs, etc. Whatever is claimed as turkish, is infact either persian, armenian, greek, arabic, etc…We disrespect other ancient cultures by describing their words as turkish. Just because they may use a word doesn’t make it theirs, majority of turkish language is persian. In uzbekistan, they speak persian and turkish mixed, because the cities bukhara and samarkand are persian and were in the persian empire, but as Stalin gave away karabakh to azeris, he did the same with samarkand and bukhara and gave them to Uzbekistan, instead of persian Tajikistan, which is the rightfull owner of those cities.

  2. zareh said:

    Look at that face in the photo. If he had another chance he would not hesitate committing another Genocide.
    Murder and criminality is engraved in their genes.
    Miayn zenkov gah hayotz pergoutyoun.

  3. M.S.K. said:

    To be realistic it looks so funny and amazing to me as Turks P.M. Erdogan is warning to the world leaders that he intends to become 2nd.Ataturk. Recently he warned Israel then Armenia now to the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy. Readers don’t you think this so called P.M. of Turks is turning to the point of insanity?

  4. Hayq said:

    A good idea would be to have Russia and France leave the entire area and let it all go to the good judgement of Turkey. Let’s throw Pakistan in there as well.


  5. Grigor Markarian said:

    Artsakh ( the Nagorno-Karabakh) the free and independent land of Armenians will remain as it is. Voch mi tiz kogh Turkin. Erdogan and Davutoglu can go and fly a kite with Hillary Clinton and all other Genocide deniers.
    Long live France. No place for Turkey in the European Union. No place for Turkey in the human race. The barbarian, blood thirsty and Genocidal Turks back to Mongolia. Turkey the author of the word Genocide.

  6. Grish Begian said:

    Rajab Agha, who has been labelled as new sick-man of Europe, blowing his old rusty Ottomans trumpet, over Monsieur Sarkozy of FRance!! I wonder if he still wearing his famous “Eau de Toilette Givenchy pour les hommes”

  7. Raffikian said:

    Turkey sees itself a super power in the region, the New ottoman empire, he is trying to eat more than he can digest.

  8. Christo said:

    He is right, he should also demand the American co-chair, and the Russian co chair to withdraw, since both the US Congress and the Russian Duma have recognized the Armenian Genocide. However, maybe he can proclaim himself the sole chair of the Minsk Group, since, he and his country are CHEZOK. The fruits of Mohammed Bryza.

  9. Basil said:

    According to Erdogan, Aliev and their propaganda machinery everyone in the Minsk group is pro Armenian. The French, the Russians and of course the US. This seems weird to me, because if this was the case, wouldn’t Arzax already be a de jure independent state?

  10. Stepan said:

    Turkey is a great example of a pretend democracy gone completley mad.
    The Kurds who btw were not meant to exist in Turkey until 15 years ago, have had over 800 villages wiped in Turkey.
    Turkey continues to illegally occupy Cyprus
    Turkey has been caught red handed supporting Chechen terroists, over 50 turks have been killed action fighting for chechen terrorists.
    Alqadea has a large turkish terror cell which is quietly funded by turkish deep state, just like the Saudis
    Turkey is illegally blockading Armenia to provide WHAT ” brothery support” for the azeris
    Then this fool comes out making comments like “has never been fair and sincere in his relations ”
    When was the last time the turks were fair or sincercere?? Maybe when thhey confiscated our property asetts in Turkey, or maybe when the pogroms agains the Greeks & Jews happend in the 40’s & 50’s or maybe when they were killing kurds by the hundreads and thousands and piling them in mass graves in the 80’s & 90’s , or maybe just maybe when when they wiped over 3M Christians from their ancestoral lands in Anatolia and Western Armenia

    The turk fair? Now thats a laugh

  11. bigmoustache said:

    is there any picture where erdogan ISN’T braying like a jackass? heeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaw