Turkish opposition says Armenia deals 'mistake'

A deputy of the Nationalist Movement Party from Ankara, Deniz Bolukbasi, said Monday signing protocols with Armenia was an "historical mistake".

Turkish opposition says Armenia deals 'mistake'

A deputy of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) from Ankara, Deniz Bolukbasi, said Monday signing protocols with Armenia was an "historical mistake".

Speaking on Turkish-Armenian relations after a speech delivered by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at a parliamentary session on Monday, Bolukbasi said that it was an historical mistake on the part of the Turkish government to sign a protocol with Armenia that does not recognize its borders with Turkey and one that is an occupier of territory.

The Justice and Development (AK) Party government could not display the courage to withdraw the protocols. The AK Party government continued with its weak stance by
expressing that they would be loyal to the 'signature' on the protocols, Bolukbasi said.

Turkey's foreign policy has insulted Azerbaijan and this policy could not be very effective, Bolukbasi also argued.

Also speaking on Turkish-Armenian relations at the parliament on Monday, a deputy of the Republican People's Party (CHP), Onur Oymen, said that the U.S. President Barack Obama referred to the incidents of 1915 by using an Armenian word meaning 'genocide' on April 24.

How can we accept such an insult to our grandparents? Oymen asked during his speech.

It is only international courts that can decide on whether there has been a genocide or not. We do not think Obama's comments on the incidents of 1915 were right, Oymen said.

The protocols with Armenia should not be ratified unless Armenia withdraws from Azerbaijani territory, and Armenia gives up its assertions on the incidents of 1915. The protocols should not be ratified unless Armenia gives up its claims on Turkish territory in eastern Anatolia, Oymen also said.



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