Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Pro-Armenian forces in Turkey will never be able to make the people forget their history, Deputy Secretary General of Turkey's National Action Party (MHP), Abbas Bozyel told Trend on Nov.22.
He was commenting on the conference entitled 'The Sealed Gate: Prospect of Turkey-Armenia Border' held by the Ankara University jointly with Hrant Dink Foundation.
'Holding of such conferences in Turkey once again proves the existence of forces hostile to Turkey's statehood," Bozyel said.
He said Turkey can't restore relations with the country which has included Turkey's eastern lands to Armenian Constitution as its own lands and has occupied the territories of Azerbaijan - a brotherly country for Turkey.
"Although such events are today held in Turkey, the country's policy and the position of Turkish people with respect to Armenia remains unchanged," said Bozyel.
The diplomatic relations between Turkey and Armenia were severed in 1993.
The break in relations and closing of the Turkish-Armenian border in 1993 were due to Armenia's claims for recognition of the "Armenian genocide" in the world, as well as Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani lands.
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