Opening of Turkish-Armenian border is out of question - ruling party
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The opening of Turkish-Armenian border is out of the question, a board member of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey Mazhar Bagli told Trend Nov.17.
He said that Turkey will never take steps aimed against the interests of Azerbaijan.
"Turkey is willing to have good relations with all neighboring countries, and Turkey has always supported the interests of Azerbaijan and never took any steps against the brotherly country," said Bagli.
He said that in Turkey, everyone has the right to express views on various issues.
Earlier, former Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Unal Cevikoz urged the Turkish government to open the border with Armenia. Cevikoz also said that the opening of Turkish-Armenian border may contribute to the normalization of relations with Yerevan.
Turkey and Armenia have no diplomatic relations, the border between them was closed in 1993. The reason for this became Armenian claims on the international recognition of the so-called "Armenian genocide" and Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani lands.