NKR FOREIGN MINISTER: KEEPING LOCKED UP BORDERS WITH ARMENIA TURKEY
STEPANAKERT, MAY 26. ARMINFO. Inactivity of Armenian-Turkish border
sorts a little with Karabakh problem, stated NKR Foreign Minister
Arman Melikyan in an interview to NKR Public Radio and TV Company.
“Serious geopolitical changes take place today in both the region and
the world, and, in my opinion, Turkey keeps the border locked up with
the aim to argue about an issue of its accession to the European
Union, thus, Turkey blackmails the EU. That is the base”, he noted.
Melikyan expressed an opinion that European diplomats realize it. “I
think, they put as a counterbalance the issue of recognizing Armenian
Genocide. i.e. Armenian problems are used as an instrument for solving
mutual problems: Turkey – the closeness of borders and Europeans – the
issue of recognizing Armenian Genocide”, he added.
Melikyan noted that, in these conditions, Armenian people should
defend their interests. “I think, the main interest for NKR people is
to reach country’s fully participation in international processes and
to change the country into a fully member of international community”,
he concluded. -r-