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TURKISH MP: ARMENIAN DIASPORA IS KEY FACTOR PREVENTING THE OPENING OF ARMENIAN-TURKISH BORDER

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Wednesday, May 23, 18:25

There are a number of factors preventing the opening of the
Armenian-Turkish border and the normalization of Armenian-Turkish
relations, among them are the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the
tough stand of the Armenian Diaspora, Turkish MP, the head of the
Turkish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea
Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) Ismail Safi told Armenian journalists
on Wednesday.

The Turkish delegation is taking part in the current PABSEC session
in Yerevan.

He said that the opening of the Armenian-Turkish border is a complex
process, directly connected with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and
the unyielding position of the Armenian Diaspora is a big obstacle
to it. In any case it is up to Armenia and Turkey to decide, and the
PABSEC may serve as a format for relevant negotiations.

Delegations from Armenia, Albania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria,
Serbia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine are taking part
in the PABSEC session in Yerevan. The PABSEC was set up in 1993.

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