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Expert: Progress in Armenian-Turkish normalization ruled out amid lack of interest of the USA and the EU

  • by Nana Martirosyan

  • Wednesday, December 11, 20:42

 Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's visit cannot lead to any progress in the Armenian-Turkish normalization, because the United States and the Europe Union are not interested in it any more, Stepan Safaryan, Secretary General of Heritage Party, has told ArmInfo's correspondent.  

"The process of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations met the Western policy and the opening of the Armenian-Turkish border was profitable as it complied with the Association Agreement. However, now that Armenia has refused to initial it, the interest of the EU and the USA is ruled out. So is the progress in the Armenian-Turkish normalization", Safaryan said. He added that Turkey is only imitating its interest in normalization to maneuver in the issues of border opening and recognition of the Armenian Genocide. 

The politician stressed that official Yerevan should be careful in the game with Ankara. "The Armenian authorities should wait for Ankara's specific steps in the matter of border opening and specification of the Turkish position in the Armenian Genocide recognition. Only after that Yerevan should decide whether to take any steps or not", he said. 

To note, Ahmet Davutoglu will arrive in Yerevan on December 12 to attend the meeting of the BSEC Ministerial Council. 

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