TURKISH PROPAGANDA PRESENTS DESIRED FOR REAL - EXPERT
YEREVAN. - The Turkish side presents the desired for a real, expert Ruben Melkonyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am commenting on the Turkish President's press secretary Ahmet Sever's statement.
The normalization of the Kurdish and Armenian issues were the two projects, which the President Abdullah Gul failed to realize during his first term in the office, the spokesperson said in an interview with Turkish Vatan newspaper adding conditions were quite favorable for settling both issues.
"The Turkish propaganda machine presents the desired for a real. It was especially evident during the Protocols negotiations as the Armenian side has never agreed with the Turkish pre-conditions on the Karabakh issue, denial of recognition of the Armenia Genocide and the 1922 Kars treaty recognition [Turkey has gotten the Kars and Surmalu regions, previously the territory of the tsarist Russia]. The Protocols excluded those three points, but the Turkish side has all the time stating them, adding that Armenia has admitted the pre-conditions.
Once it was even stated by the Turkish FM that Armenia has admitted the Kars treaty," Melkonyan said.
According to him, despite the fact that the Protocols express intentions on normalizing relations without preconditions and the Armenian side has always emphasized this, the official Ankara has made quite the opposite statements for the domestic audience.
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