Armenia and Turkey interests don't coincide

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia MP, member of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, Armen Ashotuan thinks that the true and announced interests of Turkey and Armenia do not coincide.

"If the interests, which are just declared, can be compared, so the true interests clash only," Ashotyan told "Global Challenges and Threats: Are Joint Efforts between Armenia and Turkey Possible?" international conference in Yerevan.

"If Armenia needs Turkey as a steadily developing neighbor, Turkey needs Armenia at the instigation of world powers and major international organizations," the MP said.

"Armenia's global and regional interests focus international recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, open communication and recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Turkey is aspired to join the EU and maintain Turkish unity," he noted.

"Turkish unity supposes that Turkey doesn't accept any possibility of relations with Armenia unless the Karabakh problem is resolved. Fearing for its territorial inviolability, it keeps on denying the Armenian Genocide, which is frequently used as a stumble block for Turkey's accession to the EU," Ashotyan said, Novosti Armenia reports.
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