Kars Treaty Was Concluded with Gross Violations of Int’l Law – MP


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 3. ARMINFO. The issue of recognizing or not
recognizing the Kars Treaty is not on Armenia’s foreign political
agenda, says ARFD MP Levon Lazarian commenting on the Turkish media
reports saying that Armenia’s FM has acknowledged this treaty.

“I don’t think that Vardan Oskanyan has ever spoken about Armenia’s
acknowledging the Kars Treaty. This must be some misinformation,” says
Lazarian. He notes that the treaty was signed with gross violations
of the international law as it was imposed by the Turkish-Russian
Moscow Treaty stipulating that all the South Caucasian republics
should later sign similar treaties with Turkey. “In fact the Kars
Treaty was imposed on Armenia and nobody asked its opinion,” says

To remind, under the Kars Treaty 1921 the Soviet Russia gave Turkey
part of historical Armenian provinces with the towns of Kars, Ardagan,
Igdir and Bitlis.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS