Turkey is a security threat to Armenia, says Armenian FM
Yerevan/Mediamax/. Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has stated that "Turkey is a security threat to Armenia”.
“My security concern is Turkey. This is where that security threat comes to Armenia. 27 years of blockade, 27 years of denied justice, denied relations, is creating a serious security threat to us,” Mnatsakanyan said, while speaking at the 16th Batumi International Conference dedicated to the Eastern Partnership.
He also stated that 2018 was a year of important progress for Armenia, which concerned solely Armenia and had no geopolitical connections. Mnatsakanyan noted that the situation was not easy to introduce to partners.
“So we have been quietly and patiently explaining this to our partners, who have doubts about whether democracy is a geopolitical tool. No one should search for foreign subtext in Armenia’s domestic political affairs, because they won’t find any. Last year I asked this question to my friends in Europe: “Are we not sufficiently democratic to you because we are not sufficiently anti-Russian?”. This is not how we want to think. This is not how we think,” said Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.