NGOs of Turkish Igdir Region Protests against Opening Borders with Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, 8 September / Trend , corr. I.Alizade / The NGOs which function in the Igdir region of Turkey protest against opening borders with Armenia.
"We are against opening borders with Armenia because Armenian policy was established on enmity with the Turks," the statement provided by 12 NGOs of Igdir says.
Armenia has occupied 20% of Azerbaijan's territory. Due to Armenia's so-called 'Armenian genocide', territorial claims against Turkey and occupation of Azerbaijan's territories, official Ankara has closed borders with Armenia.
The statement says that the Igdir NGOs protest against Turkish President Abdulla Gul's visit to Armenia.
"We are concerned by the issue that Armenia will justify its occupation of the Azerbaijani lands, Armenia's arguments will strengthen, strong opportunities will appear for the country to hold international propaganda, harms will be brought to the international interests of Turkey and Turkic world," Igdir NGOs said.
The authors of the statement emphasized that they are concerned that Gul's visit to Armenia will disappoint Azeri people and will give umbrage to Turkish people.
"Finally we are concerned that a requirement of opening borders will be made before Turkey," the statement says.
The document emphasizes that over the recent period, during these processes, the Gars municipality establishes close relations with Armenia. "All these are wrong and are processes brining harms to the international interests of Turkey and Turkish-Azerbaijani friendship," mentioned in the statement.
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