No Truth to Withdrawal from Karabagh Territory Says Oskanian

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Armenia’s foreign minister Vartan Oskanian dismissed reports by the Azeri press that he had agreed to the Armenian side’s withdrawal from all territories–except Karabagh.

Baku Today wrote that Turkey’s Zaman newspaper reported on Wednesday–that Oskanian’s Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul told a meeting of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Friday that an important step had been taken in resolving the 16-year-long Mountainous Karabagh conflict.

Gul alleged that Oskanian said–"We can withdraw from all territories except Karabagh," during their meeting on the sidelines of NATO summit in Istanbul just last week.

When asked about the statement–Oskanian told a Noyan Tapan reporter that no such thing happened–and that Gul’s assertion does "not correspond to the facts."


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