MP: Turkish parliament not expected to ratify Zurich protocol
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.3 / Trend, M. Aliyev /
"I do not believe that the Zurich protocol will be submitted for ratification to the Turkish parliament," Turkish MP Muharram Ince said in Baku on Thursday.
"The parliament will not take a decision harming the fraternal relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan. It is impossible to exert pressure on Turkey, as Turkey is a strong state," Ince said.
Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocols in Zurich Oct. 10. But the protocols were not ratified in the parliaments.
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.