Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 March / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
Discussing in Congress and adopting the draft resolution on so-called "Armenian genocide" could seriously damage relations between
Turkey and the United States, the ruling party of Azerbaijan believes.
"The issue of so-called "Armenian genocide" is a lever of pressure on Turkey. This is a "golden bullet" in the arsenal of the United States against Turkey," Deputy Executive Secretary of
New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), MP Mubariz Gurbanli, said.
Armenia claims that the
Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Making greater efforts to promote the issue internationally, Armenians have achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.
The idea of bringing the question into debate was made by
chairman of the committee on foreign affairs of the U.S. Congress Howard Berman.
U.S. Congress adopts this document, the United States will lose its authority throughout the Turkic world," said the MP.
According to him, bringing the draft resolution to the agenda in March is not accidental. "This is an attempt to influence Turkey through discussing the resolution to force Ankara to ratify the protocols signed with
Armenia. But Turkey is a powerful state, and such methods do not affect it. Turkey said it would not open its border with Armenia unless it returns occupied Azerbaijani land," said Gurbanli.
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