Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul's congratulation letter to Serzh Sargsyan on his re-election as President of Armenia was realized in accordance with our national
traditions. As before, after the announcement of the election results in other countries, sent congratulatory letter, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said in response to APA's Turkey correspondent's question: "Does Abdullah Gul's congratulations to Serzh Sargsyan before announcement of the results of presidential elections accordance with Turkey's diplomatic tradition or it is only personal initiative of the esteemed president?"
The Ministry said that Turkey recognized Armenia's independence on 16 December 1991: "In the framework of international rules of politeness in mutual form may be sent messages. It will be useful to assess the issue as part of this content."