US, Armenia Main Enemies Of Turkey

US, ARMENIA MAIN ENEMIES OF TURKEY

PanARMENIAN.Net
19.01.2010 19:04 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ According to a survey held by the Center for Research
on European Communities at the University of Ankara, Turkey’s main
enemy is the United States, Armenia comes next. 37.5 per cent of
respondents consider the United States as the enemy, 10.9 per cent –
Armenia, 10.6 per cent – Israel, 6.1 per cent – Greece, 5.1 per cent
– France.

29.9 per cent of respondents named among Turkey’s friends Azerbaijan
and 15.7 per cent – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

69.7 per cent of respondents are for the ratification of the
Armenian-Turkish Protocols by the Turkish Parliament. But they
expressed some reservations: for example, 35 per cent – in case
of "withdrawal of Armenians from the territories of Azerbaijan",
28.6 per cent – in case if Armenians refuse from the international
recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and only 6.1 per cent agree
with the ratification, without preconditions.

The survey was held between October 31 and December 31, 2009 in nine
provinces of Turkey, Ankara and Istanbul. Students, public figures,
intellectuals were among 1,032 respondents, AbHaber reported.

Protocols on the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations have
been signed on October 10, 2009 in Zurich by the foreign ministers
of Armenia and Turkey, Edward Nalbandian and Ahmet Davutoglu in the
presence of the foreign ministers of France, the United States, Russia
and Switzerland after a series of diplomatic talks held through Swiss
mediation since 2007. According to the Protocols, diplomatic relations
should be established between the two countries and the mutual border,
closed by Turkey since 1993, should be opened. On January 12, 2010
Armenian Constitutional Court acknowledged the constituency of the
Protocols.

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