ACCORDING TO TIGRAN TOROSIAN, RECOGNITION OF GENOCIDE IS NECESSARY FIRST OF ALL FOR TURKEY AND TURKISH PEOPLE
Se p 11, 2008
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 11, NOYAN TAPAN. Receiving on September 11 the
delegation headed by Special Commissioner of Greek Foreign Minister,
Ambassador Nicholaos Kalantsianos, the speaker of the RA National
Assembly Tigran Torosian expressed confidence that Greece to assume
the OSCE chairmanship may help settle the regional problems and
Armenia is ready to take part in this important process.
N. Kalantsianos in his turn said that after Greece assumes the OSCE
chairmanship in 2009, the organization will keep the developments
in Georgia in the center of its attention and will do its best to
overcome the crisis in cooperation with the EU and OSCE member states.
NT was informed by the RA National Assembly PR Department that at the
request of N. Kalantsianos, T. Torosian presented his opinions about
solution of the Karabakh problem and the Armenian-Turkish relations. As
regards the issue of resolving the Karabakh conflict, the NA speaker
said that the fact that the conflict is viewed as one between Armenia
and Azerbaijan (by ingnoring the NKR) is a miscomprehension, whereas
the OSCE recognized Nagorno Karabakh as a conflict party and the
ceasefire document was signed by the three parties. According to him,
the only realsitic solution of the problem is to recognize the NKR
people’s right of self-determination.
T. Torosian said that the Nagorno Karabakh problem is one of Turkey’s
preconditions for establishing relations with Armenia, while over 17
years of its independence Armenia has never put forward a precondition
for the establishment of relations. Referring to his contacts with
the Turkish deputies in the PACE, the NA speaker noted that they have
some complexes in their attitude to Armenia and the Armenians and the
reason is apparently the genocide, recognition of which is necessary
first of all for Turkey and the Turkish people in order to get rid
of this complexes.