Turkish officials to take wrong step, if not keeps promise made to Azerbaijan: Turkish ex-president
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 8 / Trend , R.Hafizoglu/
The Turkish officials will take a wrong step, if they do not keep the promise made to Azerbaijan on the impossibility of opening the Turkish-Armenian border until the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, believes Suleyman Demirel, Turkish Ex-President, CNN Turk reported.
"In Turkey there are no people who do not want the resumption of the Turkish-Armenian relations. But we must recall the reasons for their breakup, and those reasons still are not resolved," said Demirel.
Agreement on the establishment of the diplomatic ties between Turkey and Armenia has been scheduled to be signed on Oct. 10, Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive interview with Trend .
"The promise was made to the Azerbaijani people and officials. If we do not keep these promises, we can hurt them," the former president said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
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