AZERBAIJAN IS CONFIDENT OF SERIOUSNESS OF TURKISH GOVERNMENT’S STATEMENTS: AMBASSADOR
07 October 2009 [16:15]
Azerbaijani people and the government are confident of seriousness
of the statements of the Turkish president, prime minister, foreign
minister and speaker of the parliament on impossibility to open
the border with Armenia without settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Turkey Zakir Hashimov said.
Hasimov made this statement at a meeting with Head of the Turkish
Grand Unity Party YalcÄ±n Topcu, in response to Topcu’s statements
on non-observance of Azerbaijani interests in the Armenia-Turkey
"The cause of these statements [by YalcÄ±n Topcu] is that the protocols
do not include Karabakh issue," Hashimov said.
Earlier Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an
exclusive interview that Turkey and Armenia will sign a deal to
establish diplomatic ties on Oct. 10.
The foreign ministers will come together on Oct. 10, or Oct. 11 and
sign the draft document.
Foreign ministers Ahmet Davutoglu and Eduard Nalbandian will ink
two protocols, the texts of which had been agreed earlier and
internationally hailed as a major breakthrough,the prime minister said.
"Our efforts are not against our brother Azerbaijan. We will not agree
on anything what is against the interest of Azerbaijan. We can approach
the agreement but it definitely depends on the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict settlement," Erdogan added.