Turkish FM: Azerbaijan is aware of all negotiations between Turkey and Armenia
Azerbaijan is aware of all the negotiations that Turkey holds for the normalization of relations, Turkey Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said today in Ankara on the eve of his visit to Baku, Anadolu agency reported.
"We always inform Azerbaijan about this issue [the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations]. Turkey has seriously thought over each step before putting his signature [on the Zurich protocols]," - Davutoglu said at a joint press conference with Iraqi Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi.
Davutoglu arrived today in Baku on a working visit to discuss the results of meetings in the U.S. and the settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with the country's leadership. Before arriving in Baku Davutoglu said that without ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols Turkey will not open borders with Armenia.
"Henceforth, given the political views of all sides the policy will be much calmer and not so open. Turkey remains committed to all the signed documents and the process of normalizing relations with Armenia," - Davutoglu said.
Regarding President Serzh Sargsyan' statements on whether Turkey can open borders with Armenia without the ratification of the protocols, Davutoglu categorically refused, adding that "Sargsyan expressed his hopes and expectations, but Turkey in no case will include the opening of the borders without the ratification of protocols in the agenda."