Turkey's PM says Armenia protocols need parliament's approval

Erdogan said that the protocol, which was initialed between Turkey and Armenia, would not be be functional without the approval of Turkish Parliament.

Turkey's PM says Armenia protocols need parliament's approval

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the protocol, which was initialed between Turkey and Armenia, would not be be functional without the approval of Turkish Parliament.

Regarding the protocol on development of relations between Turkey and Armenia, Erdogan told reporters, "this is one of the steps we have taken within this process. This is a step to start internal consultations, and it was announced by Switzerland, Turkey and Armenia yesterday at 5:00 p.m. This (protocol) will not be functional without the approval of the Parliament."

Under Switzerland's mediation Turkey and Armenia agreed Monday to start their internal political consultations on the establishment of diplomatic ties and development of bilateral relations.

Under the agreement, the two countries will conclude internal political consultations within six weeks which will be followed by ratification at Turkish and Armenian parliaments.


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