BAKU–Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has issued an instruction for all of the nation’s young diplomats to learn the languages of adjoining countries. Besides Armenian and Greek, he has encouraged them to learn Bulgarian, Arabic and Russian. The tactic is a part of Turkey’s foreign policy principles, which emphasize “zero problems with neighboring countries.”
According to Davutoglu, young diplomats who are deemed qualified will be sent to certain countries in order to learn the languages. However, as a result of the nearly non-existent diplomatic relations between Turkey and Armenia, the aforementioned young envoys will have no choice but to be sent to another country to learn the language.
The initial approximation is that 30 diplomats will be chosen for the task.