Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 19 / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
The Azerbaijani Parliament will debate the protocols signed between Turkey and Armenia.
"I and my counterparts returning from the Turkey visit will put forward proposals to prevent discussion of the signed protocols at the Turkish Parliament," Member of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Zahid Oruj told Trend on Oct. 19.
Turkish and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocol in Zurich on Oct. 10.
Oruj said appeal to the Turkish Parliament will depend on the discussions.
"Azerbaijan is engaged in certain diplomatic activities. I believe we can use different influence tools," the parliamentarian said.
Oruj added that they should not only discuss the policy pursued to repair relations between Turkey and Armenia, but also the regional issues.
"We should determine profit and losses of Azerbaijan in these processes, because Azerbaijan's future is too important as a result of a change in a power balance in the region. Exchange of opinions should be held on this issue, as the parliament as a legislative body is a branch of the government," the member of the committee stressed.
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.