DAVUTOGLU AGAIN LINKS PROTOCOLS AND KARABAKH CONFLICT
Dec 2 2009
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu fresh from the meeting with
his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mamedyarov on Tuesday in Athens
said the ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocol is possible
only after liberation of former Azerbaijani territories, Russian
media reported citing the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
"Davutoglu said to settle the Armenian-Azerbaijani and Karabakh
conflicts is important for providing the region with safety and peace,
and noted that ratification and implementation of the Armenian-Turkish
protocols is possible only after the liberation of Armenian-occupied
Azerbaijani territories," said in statement.
Elmar Mamedyarov and Ahmet Davutoglu have discussed the current
situation in negotiations and talks on Karabakh, shared views on
items of Azerbaijani-Turkish relations, situation in Afghanistan,
and some others. Ahmet Davutoglu invited his Azerbaijani counterpart
to visit Turkey.