August 24, 2022 - 13:30 AMT
Turkey accuses Armenia of "insincerity" in rapprochement process

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused Armenia of "insincerity" in the process of normalization of relations between the two countries. He maintained, however, that Turkey's "sincerity" in normalizing ties with Armenia was "clear for all to see."

"The insincerity of Armenia in the process of normalization is obvious to everyone. Yerevan should know that Ankara has no hidden plans from Baku," Cavusoglu said in an interview with Haber Global news broadcaster.

The Turkish diplomat said special representatives from Yerevan and Ankara met four times.

"It is not a realistic approach to see this process we are carrying out as independent from the process between Azerbaijan and Armenia," he said, Anadolu reports.

"Permanent peace in the South Caucasus can only be achieved through a comprehensive and permanent peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan."

Armenia and Turkey last December named special envoys to discuss the normalization of ties. Four rounds of talks followed on January 14, February 24, May 3 and July 1. According to media reports, the next meeting could take place in September.