Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 22 / Trend /
Dissemination of an Armenian newspaper by Turkish Airlines to its passengers is a continuation of the absolutely absurd and irresponsible gesture from President Gul to Serzh Sargsyan hastily congratulating him on his re-election to the Armenian presideny, Trend Expert Council member, Western University professor, political analyst Fikret Sadikhov said.
"Certain circles in Turkey have decided to go further and demonstrate that they care about national minorities, particularly Armenians living in the country, and have begun distributing this newspaper in flight," the politician told Trend on Friday.
Turkish Airlines (THY) began distribution of the Agos Armenian daily newspaper on board of its flight to passengers, Turkish media reported.
If those involved in this action aim to mitigate the situation or attract some Armenian Diaspora organizations or persuade Armenia to abandon the 1915 issue or renounce territorial claims against Turkey, these attempts are futile, the analyst said.
Such methods and steps don't garner political capital and important political issues are not solved in this way, he said.
According to Sadikhov, such steps cause great sorrow both in Turkey and Azerbaijan, Surely, Turkey will not be able to achieve some positive results by such actions.
"Turkey should not have been so quickly in its recognition of Sargsyan as president. Officials in Turkey are now talking about forms of public civility, but it could have been done later and in a different form, there was no need for a hasty congratulation to the man, whose hands are stained with the blood of Azerbaijanis, on the eve of the 21st anniversary of Khojaly events," the analyst said.
President Abdullah Gul congratulated Serzh Sargsyan on his presidential reelection.
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