Relations with Azerbaijan is one of the priorities of Turkish foreign policy - FM
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 20 / Trend , A. Akhundov/
Relations with Azerbaijan is one of the priorities of Turkish foreign policy and any step of Turkey contrary to the interests of Azerbaijan is out of the question, the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday in an interview with CNN Turk television.
"Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani territories is contrary to all standards of international law. Something must be done about it. And Turkey takes the initiative in the issue of normalization of relations with Armenia to speed up the process of resolving this conflict ", - he said.
Davutoglu hoped that opening the border with Armenia will happen in the near future.
"All parties, including the OSCE Minsk Group, are active and if we can combine our efforts, not only the Turkish-Armenian border, but the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia can be opened too", - he said.
According to Turkish Foreign Minister, the status quo in the Caucasus is not profitable for any country in the region.
"In this situation it becomes necessary that a new player emerge, who can change the situation in the Caucasus for the better. OSCE Minsk Group did not succeed for 17 years", - said Davutoglu.
"It would be wrong to link the recent advances in the process of normalizing Turkish-Armenian relations with the statement by US President Barack Obama in the Turkish Parliament. These steps are made solely by the will of Turkey to fully normalize the situation in the region ", - said the Foreign Minister of Turkey.