Azerbaijani MPs' meetings in Turkey are constructive (UPDATE)
EDITOR's NOTE: Other parliamentarians' opinions have been added after the last paragraph.
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.16 / Trend Y.Aliyev /
Azerbaijani MPs regard the meetings held during their Turkey visit as constructive.
"This visit was very constructive for the Azerbaijan-Turkey relations," the Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Committee on International and Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Samad Seyidov said at the news conference devoted to the results of the Ankara visit on Oct.16
Turkish and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocol in Zurich on Oct. 10.
Azerbaijani MPs, including Samad Seyidov, Nizami Jafarov, Ali Huseynov, Ganira Pashayeva, Mubariz Gurbanli, Fazil Gazanfaroglu, Akram Abdullayev, Gultakin Hajibeyli, Asef Hajiyev, Rovshan Rzayev and Fazail Agamali will hold several meetings in Ankara to discuss the situation.
This visit was also important in view of current important issues, Seyidov added.
"Our aim is not to protest the Ankara-Yerevan protocol, but to express our warnings on this matter and aware them about the possible results of this relations," Seyidov said.
Seyidov also said that during the meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Receb Tayyib Erdogan, Erdogan noted there is no reason to worry.
Erdogan said that the protocols will not be ratified until the Armenia withdrew its troops from the occupied Azerbaijani territories, Seyidov said.
According to Seyidov, at the meeting with Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Mehmet Ali Shahin, the speaker also said that the parliament will not ratify the paper contradicting Azerbaijan's interests.
The Chairman of the opposition Unified Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (UPFPA) and Parliamentarian, Gudrat Hasanguliyev said if the Turkish Parliament ratifies the protocols, Turkey can gain Armenia as a friend, but it will lose Azerbaijan.
"If Azerbaijan established the relations with the PKK terrorist organization, how Turkey would accept it? The damage which Armenia caused to Azerbaijan is much more than the damage caused by the PKK terrorist organization," Hasanguliyev said.
The Chairman of the Azerbaijani pro-government Ana Vatan Party and Parliamentarian Fazail Agamli said if the Turkish Parliament ratified the protocols, Azerbaijan's friendship, brotherhood and strategic cooperation with Turkey will be over and Turkey will become an ordinary neighbor for Azerbaijan.
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