Parliament to have last word on ratification of Ankara-Yerevan protocols: FM
The Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davudoglu said at a news conference that the country's parliament will have the last word on ratification of the Ankara-Yerevan protocols, CNN Turk reported.
"The country's Parliament will decide whether to ratify the Ankara-Yerevan protocols," Davudoglu said.
Turkish and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocol in Zurich on Oct. 10.
Armenian-Turkish ties have been severed since 1993 due to Armenia's claims of an alleged genocide, and the country's occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijani lands.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.