Armenia Is Burning Bridges: Hurriyet Comments On Nalbandyan’s Disavo

15:59 21.05.10

Armenia is burning the bridges with Turkey, writes local Turkish daily
Hurriyet commenting on a statement Armenian Foreign Minister Edward
Nalbandyan made earlier today at a press conference in Yerevan with
his Argentinean counterpart Jorge Taiana.

Asked whether or not are the recent statements by Turkish media true
that there is a new document on the negotiation table between Armenia
and Turkey, Nalbandyan said that it was "an outright lie."

"Armenia’s Foreign Minister simply denied the news that a new roadmap
has been created by Ankara and Yerevan after Armenia’s decision to
suspend the ratification of the [Armenia-Turkey] Protocols," writes
Hurriyet, quoting a recent statement by Party Suat Kiniklioglu,
Deputy President of the ruling Turkish Justice and Development.

"But Armenia’s Foreign Minister, by calling Kiniklioglu’s words as
rumors, did not want to make any comment about the topic."

Interestingly, earlier Hurriyet reported that Ankara had reached
an agreement with Washington and Moscow upon a new roadmap which
envisages the pull-out of the Armenian troops from the Fizuli and
Kelbajar regions, assuming that Azerbaijan will in return open its
border with Armenia.