BALL IS IN TURKEY’S COURT: SERZH SARGSYAN
Speaking to journalists today, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan
responded to yesterday’s statements made by Turkish officials.
"Unfortunately, our public familiarizes itself with those statements
from Azerbaijani websites, the authors of which, naturally, try
to misrepresent Turkish officials’ statements. However, there were
such statements. I think those statements are, in the first place,
addressed to an Azerbaijani audience," Sargsyan.
Sargsyan stated that, otherwise, a very strange for him situation
"If, in fact, the Turkish side will not ratify the Protocols, why did
they sign them? Perhaps they thought we wouldn’t show enough will and
would take a step back by withdrawing. Perhaps. In all circumstances,
the ball today is in their court and we have patience to wait for
the course of the developments. We have publicly announced our
steps and, without hesitation, we’ll move in that direction. If the
Turkish side ratifies the Protocols, we’ll go about the confirmed
schedule and continue the process. If they don’t ratify them, we
have nothing to constrain us, and we will do what we have announced,
" the president said.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress