Turkey Concerned with Statements by French President - Turkish Ambassador
Turan Moraly, the Turkish Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan told journalists that Turkey is very concerned regarding the statements made by France's leadership. They contradict the existing historic, friendly and mutually profitable relationships between Turkey and France, Trend reports citing the local television channel ANS. He was commenting on the last statement made by the French President Jacques Chirac, who called on Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide and open its borders with Armenia.
Turkey is ready for open channels of communication with Armenia, but on condition that Armenia stabilizes its relationships with the Turkic-speaking neighbors, the diplomat stressed.