Ruben Melkonyan: Bagis Statement Goes Beyond The Limits Of Diplomati

Anna Balyan

13.12.2011 16:18

“Turkey, which considers itself a European county, will sooner or
later have leaders, who will bow their heads in Tsitsernakaberd.” This
statement of Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan stirred concerns in
Turkey. The first reaction came from State Minister for European
Affairs Egemen Bagis.

“His message was comprised of a group of slang words. It seems the
author of the words was to be the most European Minister of Turkey. We
see, however, that the illiterate nomadic blood speaks for itself, and
even the most European Minister is unable to overcome this complex,”
political scientist Ruben Melkonyan told a press conference today.

Turkey’s chief negotiation on EU accession talks Egemen Bagis “boasts”
of having imposed a blockade on the neighbor country. BagıÅ~_ said
that Armenian people did not remain strong due to poverty and hunger,
adding that the population of Armenia dropped from four million to
two million as Armenians migrated to other countries. He noted that
even some Armenians were working in Turkey which showed the sincerity
of Turks.

Deputy Dean of the Oriental Studies Department of the Yerevan state
University Ruben Melkonyan says the street language that goes beyond
the limits of diplomatic ethic, is peculiar of the Turkish political
elite. “At the same we see a number of officials stating about the
willingness of Turkey to establish diplomatic relations with Armenia,”
he said.

The Turkish political machine is irritated, and this is mostly because
of the obvious mistrust of the Western officials in their statements
on the Armenian-Turkish reconciliation. In particular, the words of
Hilary Clinton, Nicolas Sarkozy and Joe Biden have made Turkey lose
self-control. According to Ruben Melkonyan, the statements of Bagis
are addressed to the above-mentioned officials.

A similar statement was made today by Speaker of the Turkish Grand
National Assembly Cemil Cicek. He linked the normalization of the
Armenian-Turkish relations to the settlement of the Karabakh conflict.

Ruben Melkonyan says that the recent actions of Turkey are directed
against their own state. The political scientist is confident that
the Armenian authorities will react to Bagis statement and this ill
have negative consequences for Turkey.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS