Committee chairman: Zurich protocols signed between Turkey and Armenia not to be ratified
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.21 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
The Zurich protocols signed between Turkey and Armenia on the normalization of relations between the two countries will not be ratified,Turkish Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Volkan Bozkir told journalists in Baku.
"I am one of those responsible for the ratification of these documents, and I can say that they will not be ratified," Bozkir said.
A Turkish parliamentary delegation arrived in Baku on Nov. 21 to hold official meetings.
The delegation, headed by Bozkir, began its visit program on Monday by visiting national leader Heydar Aliyev's grave, the Alley of Martyrs and the Turkish Martyrs memorial.
The delegation will meet with Azerbaijani Parliamentary Chairman Ogtay Asadov to discuss Azerbaijani-Turkish inter-parliamentary relations and ways of their further development.
The 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 at the parliaments.
The Turkish government said Armenian-Turkish ties will be restored after Armenia frees the occupied Azerbaijani territories.
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.