Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The statement by the Foreign Ministry of Turkey says that Armenia's refusal to grant visas to the observers from Turkey represented in the OSCE mission testifies the futility of the development of Armenia. The OSCE mission will observe the parliamentary elections in Armenia on 12 May.
Eight observers from Turkey, who hold international observers' status, were expected to travel to Armenia on 6 May. However, several hours before their departure the OSCE representatives stated that the Armenian authorities had not granted them visas. The visit to Turkey was therefore cancelled.
The Foreign Minister of Turkey stated that appointing observers for the parliamentary elections in Armenia had been aimed at normalizing bilateral relations in favor of democratic developments in the country. "By this gesture, Armenia is demonstrating that it disregards any action which may foster the channel of communication between the two countries," the statement read.
The Ministry calls on those countries and international organizations who are in favour of peace and close friendly relations in the region to express their opinions and make a decision on Armenia's unjustified action.