Chairman of the Turkey-U.S. Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group and deputy chairman of Foreign Relations of the Justice and Development (AK) Party, Suat Kiniklioglu, said Wednesday Turkey and Armenia agreed to be "silent for some time" and to "evaluate what was on the table".
Speaking at a think-tank organization in Washington, D.C., Kiniklioglu said that "there is something new on the table. I can not go into details but there is quite a good proposal on Turkey-Armenia relations and it is up to the Armenians to accept or reject this".
Normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations is a matter of time. I am for the normalization of our relations with Armenia. The normalization will take place with the political will of the Turks and Armenians, Kiniklioglu stressed.
Touching on the nuclear swap agreement signed by Turkey, Brazil and Iran, Kiniklioglu said that Turkey was disappointed with the reaction of the United States and western world after the agreement was signed.
"I think that the agreement signed in Tehran is worth giving a chance," Kiniklioglu said.
There is a lack of confidence among the actors involved in Iran's nuclear process. The agreement was a crucial step, Kiniklioglu noted.
Many in the U.S. think Turkey as being naive and not sure about Iran's intentions. Turkey is not naive but very realistic and wants to spend her time to find a diplomatic solution to the problem by utilizing her time, energy and diplomatic corps, Kiniklioglu also said.
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