Armenian minister urges Turkey to be cautious over Azeri leader’s remark
26 Mar 04
There is something Turkey needs to think about quite seriously if the
leader of a small country like Azerbaijan intends to use Turkey as a
tool of influence, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan said
during a news conference in Yerevan today when commenting on
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s statement that “the opening of
the Armenian-Turkish border would make a negotiated settlement to the
Nagornyy Karabakh conflict impossible and that Azerbaijan sees as
Turkey as ‘a tool of influence on Armenia'”.
In this connection, the Armenian foreign minister said that the
opening of the Armenian-Turkish border would not only facilitate
regional cooperation, but would also have a positive influence on the
Nagornyy Karabakh conflict settlement.