Turkey sincerely eager to normalize relations with Armenia: FM spokesman
Turkey was sincerely eager to normalize relations with Armenia, Turkish Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Burak Ozugergin said, Anadolu reported.
At a weekly press conference, Ozugergin told reporters that Turkey did not only aim at enhancing relations with Armenia, but also laying the ground for improvement in relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Ozugergin said peace and stability could not be established in Caucasus if all wheels did not turn at the same time.
The spokesman also added that Turkey and Armenia do not have a secret agenda.
Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the protocols Ankara-Yerevan in Zurich on October 10.
Diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey have been broken due to Armenia's claims of an alleged genocide, and its occupation of Azerbaijani lands. The border between them has been broken since 1993.
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.