Belgium, Brussels, Dec. 2 / Trend , Tarek Mahmoud/
Suat Kiniklioglu, Deputy Chairman of External Affairs for the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) called today Armenia to have a regional perspective for the stability of the South Caucasus.
The status quo of the frozen conflicts in the South Caucasus is no longer sustainable as it was clearly shown in August 2008 when occurred the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia, Kiniklioglu said during a public debate with Igen Sargsyan, Senior Advisor of the President of Armenia.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States, in partnership with European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA ) and the Center for Strategic Communication (Stratim) organized a debate on the meaning of events underway in Turkish-Armenian relations and the consequences for the Euro-Atlantic community.
He described by "very delicate process" the ratification of the two protocols signed in last October by Turkey and Armenia and the normalization process between the two countries. This situation is due to the sensibilities on both sides of the borders and fierce opposition on the ground, he explained.
Kiniklioglu, also Spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Turkish Parliament, expected that the process of the ratification of the protocols will take a long time in the Parliament.
The normalization process between Turkey and Armenia which he thinks is irrevocable should supersede the government to government relations. What happened between Turkey and Armenia during the last months and the continuation of this efforts will have a very positive impact on the Whole region, he added.
Sargsyan insisted on the necessity of ending the ratification process of the two protocols on establishing diplomatic relations and opening the common border by the Turkish Parliament before the end of January 2010.
He rejected any link to the ratification that Turkey could establish with the Nagorno-Karabakh issue and he confirmed that this issue was not included in direct talks between the President of Armenia and the Turkish Prime Minister or in the two protocols.