Parliamentary Commission chairman: Protocols Ankara-Yerevan will not be discussed in Turkish Parliament
Turkey, Istanbul, Jan. 20 / Trend G. Altinalan /
The protocols signed between Ankara and Yerevan, will not be discussed in the Turkish Parliament, Turkey's Grand National Assembly Commission for Foreign Relations chairman Murad Marjan said.
"The Turkish parliament will not discuss the protocols signed between Ankara and Yerevan till the Armenian forces are withdrawn from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan," Marjan told Trend .
Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocols in Zurich Oct. 10.
Diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey were broken due to Armenian claims of an alleged genocide and its occupation of Azerbaijani lands. Their border closed in 1993.
Despite some people see no connection between the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia and resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, this process is directly related to the settlement of the conflict, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier in an interview after hid official visit to Moscow.
Marjan said the relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan based on the principles of friendship and brotherhood, have significance for Ankara.
"The Turkish Grand National Assembly represents the Turkish nation. It was always in solidarity with the people of Azerbaijan. So, it is impossible to ratify these protocols in the Turkish parliament without solving the Armenian-Azerbaijani problem," Marjan said.