The Chairman of Kars Municipality of Turkey, Naif Alibeyoglu, briefed representatives of the Azerbaijani media on January 30th that as long as Armenia occupies Azerbaijani lands, we do not intend to start talks with them, a Trend Special Correspondent reports.
According to him, a false impression emerged in Azerbaijan that Kars wishes to open borders with Armenia. He stressed that the inhabitants of Kars and he himself are against the opening of borders with Armenia unless Armenia releases the occupied Azerbaijani lands, recognizes the Turkish borders and gives up the question regarding the so-called Armenian genocide.
We do not see Armenia as an attractive market for Turkey, Alibeyoglu said. Since his election as the Head of Kars Municipality, Alibeyoglu previously made pro-Armenian statements and supported the opening of the borders with Armenia.