Armenia to Benefit Most from Stability and Cooperation in Region – Turkish Parliament’s Speaker

Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 June / Trend corr Y. Aliyev, S. Ilhamgizi/ Trend ' exclusive interview with the Speaker of the Great National Assembly (Parliament) of Turkey Koksal Toptan:

Question: Will the Turkish and Azerbaijani Parliaments be able to establish the Parliamentary Assembly and other unions of Turkic speaking countries?

Answer: Establishment of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic speaking countries was initiated during the life of the late Heydar Aliyev. Later Nursultan Nazarbayev made the same initiative. Turkey has always supported the idea. A meeting of the Deputy Speakers of Turkic speaking countries' Parliaments took place in Antalya and a unified text was developed. Then Astana hosted one more meeting in March. It was decided to hold a meeting of Speakers of Turkic speaking countries' Parliaments at the end of this year. In written form I invited Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to join the process, as only Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Azerbaijan participated in the first meeting. 

Turkmenistan responded that they are watching the process and may participate in the Parliamentary Assembly at least as observers in future. Uzbekistan has not responded and we will continue our efforts.

The meeting of the Deputy Speakers decided to involve not only Turkic speaking countries but also Turkic communities in the process as observers. I am dealing with the issue through the Turkish Foreign Ministry. I believe we will achieve an interesting thing. The situation will definitely clear up by the end of this year. 

Question: Armenia and pro-Armenians are still popularizing the so-called 'Armenian genocide' of 1915. Do the Turkish and Azerbaijani Parliaments take joint measures against deceitful Armenian propaganda?

Answer: Turkey and Azerbaijan stick to the unified position and carry out the similar work against Armenia's false claims. There are wrong and negative opinions about us all over the world under the influence of the Armenian Diaspora. We are doing our best, our scientists are working, and we are disseminating scientific research in various languages to inform the world of the truth. The Turkish Premier Rajab Tayyib Erdogan called on to jointly investigate the invented 'genocide' from historical viewpoint and to study archives. Turkey stated that it is ready to study archives. If there are any interested parties, they also can open their archives and help to solve this problem. I think that this call should be continued. However, it is obvious that the claims about 'genocide' are probably the policy of the Armenian Diaspora. If Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is solved and Armenia withdraws from the occupied lands of Azerbaijan, there will be stability in the region and there will be no problems between Azerbaijan and Armenia and Turkey and Armenia. If there is stability in our region, it will be Armenia who will benefit from it.

Question: Greece has proposed Cyprus to be federation. What is Turkey's position in this regard?

Answer:We support the existence of two states in the island enjoying full rights. The position of Turkey should be taken into consideration while solving this problem. If Turkey's position is considered, the problem will be solved completely. Then the proposals on federation can be discussed.  Turkey supports the meeting of presidents. 

Question: What kind of meetings and discussions are expected to be held during your visit to Azerbaijan?

Answer: I will visit Azerbaijan on 17 June to take part in the events on the 90th anniversary of the Azerbaijani parliament. The first part of the visit will be official. I will meet with Ilham Aliyev and the speaker Ogtay Asadov. The cooperation in economy, trade, education and other spheres between the two fraternal countries will be discussed in these meetings. I should mention that the relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey can serve as an example for the other countries.

The correspondent can be contacted at [email protected]

"Together we are POWER": ENGINET supports injured children in Ganja city (FOTO)
"Together we are POWER": ENGINET supports injured children in Ganja city (FOTO)
Azercell continues to support medical staff fighting coronavirus
Azercell continues to support medical staff fighting coronavirus
The National Institute for International Education of Korea invites international students for “2021 Global Korea Scholarship
The National Institute for International Education of Korea invites international students for “2021 Global Korea Scholarship
Loading Bars
Armenia doesn't want to accept its citizens and bodies of its own servicemen - State Commission
Azerbaijani army doesn't fire at civilian population - Defense Ministry
Armenian leadership should seriously think about it and take right step - President of Azerbaijan
There are periodical supplies of Armenian armed forces from base in Gumru - Azerbaijani president
Armenian prime minister must say that Azerbaijanis will return to Nagorno-Karabakh, including Shusha - President of Azerbaijan
Italy can play very important role in settlement of Karabakh conflict - President Ilham Aliyev
I regret that unfounded accusations come from the co-chair countries, says President of Azerbaijan
If Armenia publicly declares that they accept fundamental principles we will come to agreement very quickly - Azerbaijani president
If Armenia continues to disrupt ceasefire, we will be forced to respond adequately - Azerbaijani president
New government of Armenia has repeatedly stated that fundamental principles are unacceptable for it - President Aliyev
Auction on Ministry of Finance bonds placement held at Baku Stock Exchange
Armenia refuses to take bodies of its servicemen from battlefield - assistant to Azerbaijani president
Over the past day, Armenia has repeatedly violated humanitarian ceasefire - MoD
Armenia's statements about humanitarian ceasefire - nothing more than hypocrisy, says assistant to Azerbaijani president
India, U.S. sign key bilateral pacts
Armenia won't be able to withstand this war for long - Azerbaijani economic expert
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry disseminates info on Armenia’s missile attack on Barda
Private houses greatly damaged as result of shelling of Azerbaijan’s Barda (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijani army liberates 4 cities, 4 settlements and 165 villages within 1 month
Ukraine says energy sector, transport among priorities in co-op with Georgia
Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking of Georgia reveals volume of its sales
Georgia sees increase in berry exports
Turkmenistan boosts import of defense products from Turkey
Turkey says Uzbekistan minimizes import of its defense products
Azerbaijan unveils local insurers' nine-month payments
Hungarian airline WizzAir to open base at Georgian Kutaisi Airport next summer
Georgia's energy program continues as Tsalenjikha city supplied with gas
Azerbaijan determines national gymnastics team for Euro cup in Ukraine
Turkey's data says Kyrgyzstan lowers import of its defense products
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office reveals those killed due to Armenia's attack on Barda
Children killed and wounded as result of Armenian Armed Forces’ missile attack
Armenia used cluster Smerch missile against civilians in Barda - Assistant to Azerbaijani president
Russia rises import of Turkish defense products
Turkish, Russian FMs discuss situation in Nagorno-Karabakh region
Kazakhstan reduces imports of defense products from Turkey
Turkey reveals 9M2020 data on cargo shipment via its ports from Egypt
Export of defense products to Italy falls - Turkish Trade Ministry
Iran ready to talk over joint water management on border with Azerbaijan
Number of killed in Barda raised to four as result of Armenia's missile attack - Assistant to Azerbaijani president
Expo Georgia to host agro exports forum in Online B2B Format
Toddler among killed as result of Armenia's missile attack to Barda - Assistant to Azerbaijani President
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan aim to expand co-op in railway transportation
Turkmenistan, Afghanistan committed to dev't of bilateral ties
Casualties of Armenian military equipment since outbreak of hostilities in Karabakh named (PHOTO)
Armed 'religion servants': Armenian Сhurch calling for war (PHOTO)
Armenia resorts to war crimes attacking Barda with reactive missiles - Assistant to Azerbaijani president
Bank mortgage lending in Azerbaijan grows multifold
Azerbaijan to use Armenian tanks against Armenia (PHOTO)
Price of apartments in Tehran rises
Armenian Armed Forces shelling Azerbaijan’s Goranboy, Tartar and Barda districts
Armenian Armed Forces fire missile at Azerbaijan’s Barda, 3 civilians killed (PHOTO)
Amount of transactions in national currency at Turkmen exchnage in September 2020
Kazakhstan’s government to expand work on attracting US companies to co-op
Uzbekistan sets up special program for incoming foreign tourists
Bank lending to Azerbaijani regions increases
Iranian deputy FM to visit Moscow to discuss situation related to Karabakh conflict
National Bank of Georgia takes another steps to stabilize lari exchange rate
Georgian "Same" tea to appear at stores from November
Uzbekistan expects to resume tourist flow in spring 2021
Iran say it would welcome US returning to nuclear deal
Nagorno-Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan - Iranian cleric
Video footage shows elimination of "minister of defense" of so-called regime in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan (VIDEO)
Food security remains priority for Iran
Kazakhstan's budget deficit forecast for 2020 unveiled
Agricultural lands in Iran to be equipped with modern irrigation systems
Harley profit beats as shipments rise from pandemic lows, costs fall
Azerbaijan unveils data on local insurers' fees for 9M2020
If Armenian leadership really wants peace, then let it begin to withdraw troops from occupied Azerbaijani territories - FM
Turkey's export of defense products to Israel downgrades
German-Georgian forum created to strengthen political, education, economic, cultural ties
Shelling of Euronews employees once again shows Armenia’s true face - Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry (VIDEO)
Armenians begin calling for resignation of prime minister
Bahar Azadi gold coin price again rising in Iran
Azerbaijan's military operation will go down in history of wars - Russian expert
Uzbek coal shipped to budgetary organizations ahead of schedule
LNG tanker spot rates seen rising, but not to 2019 level
Uzbekistan, Indonesia to implement joint projects in textile industry
Georgia reveals information regarding infrastructure works ongoing in Batumi International Airport
Iranian government continues measures to confront COVID-19
Suffering one defeat after another, Armenian separatists appoint new 'defense minister' (PHOTO)
US-based IT Company EPAM announces 14 vacancies in Georgia
SOFAZ talks distribution of investment portfolio by level of countries' economic dev't
Iran declares production data for agricultural products
Turkish Kayaturk Group company eyeing textile plant creation in Kazakhstan's capital city
Eni Turkmenistan Limited opens tender for provision of engineering, design services
Azerbaijan's State Oil Fund announces its 9M2020 revenues
WB, EU implement project for Financial Inclusion and Accountability in Georgia
Wounded Azerbaijani soldier didn't leave his comrades-in-arms alone (VIDEO)
Kazakhstan taking measures to increase e-commerce share in retail trade
Pro-Armenian persons call for terrorist attacks on strategic Azerbaijani oil, gas facilities - expert
Blood deficit recorded in Armenian Armed Forces
Sales of domestic polyethylene in Turkmenistan’s exchange increased
Support of Islamophobic caricatures by French officials - unacceptable- Iranian Foreign Ministry
Prices for land plots in Baku show growth
Georgia talks about future systematic infrastructure projects
Total assets of Georgian commercial banks up
Armenia releases another list of servicemen killed in Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan trying to fulfill all decisions of OSCE MG - military conflict expert
Armenia wanted negotiations to last forever, wanted to deceive us forever - Azerbaijani president
Member countries of Non-Aligned Movement stood up like real men and supported us - President Aliyev
All news