// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Turkish Foreign Ministry denies Armenia border opening report

Turkish Foreign Ministry denies Armenia border opening report

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkey has denied reports suggesting the border gate with Armenia will be opened, Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said in a written statement: "The claims that the Alican Border Gate located between Turkey and Armenia will be opened do not reflect the truth."

Bilgic said the opening of the gate would be considered by Turkey only in case of a normalization process in South Caucasus.

Earlier, Taraf opposition paper suggested that Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is readying another move to normalize ties with Armenia.

The presidential candidate, who earlier extended condolences to the descendants of the Armenian Genocide victims ahead of the April 24 commemoration day, allegedly instructed to open the border with Armenia.

The official was said to have ordered preparatory works to launch Alijan checkpoint scheduled to start services in September. The step is expected to promote rapprochement with Armenia and help normalize relations with the U.S., the paper said.

 Top stories
According to church customs, the seat of the general vicar must be eliminated in order to launch the election process.
The church, one of the most visited sites in the country, is believed to be the place where Jesus Christ was buried and then resurrected.
Rouhani secured a commanding lead of 57 percent in a race that drew more than seven out of every 10 voters to the polls.
The Texas House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution affirming the Armenian Genocide by a vote of 137 to 0.
Partner news