TURKISH DIPLOMATIC SOURCES: ISSUE OF ABDULLAH GUL’S VISIT TO ARMENIA DEPENDS ON YEREVAN’S FURTHER POLICY
Serzh Sargsyan’s invitation to Turkish President Abdullah Gul to
watch together the Armenia-Turkey match to be held on September 6
in Yerevan is connected with Turkey’s constructive policy carried
on lately, but the decision to accept the invitation will depend on
Yerevan’s further policy. The Zaman newspaper reported this referring
to Turkish diplomatic sources.
Last week Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan, touching upon RA
President’s invitation, stated that it is at the stage of discussion,
and making of a decision over that issue depends on the developments
preceding the national teams’ match. And Turkish diplomatic sources,
commenting upon Babacan’s statement, said that Gul can be present
at the football match if Yerevan adopts constructive policy. Ankara
is much concerned with Yerevan’s activity aimed at international
recognition of the fact of Armenian Genocide.