About Turkish-Armenian relations
By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, May 1Armenian parliament is discussing the issue concerning the ratification of the protocols on regulation of Turkish-Armenian relations. According to the Armenian side, the opening of the borders between the two countries will be a serious support to the Armenian economy. Chairman of the Armenian parliament, Hovik Abrahamyan, made a statement about this issue on April 29. Representative of the opposition party, Artsvik Minasyan, demanded explanations of what Armenia’s economic gains would be after the ratification of the protocols. However, he did not receive answers. In 2009, Armenia and Turkey signed the protocols for restoring diplomatic relations and opening the border. However, neither of the sides later ratified these protocols. It is known that Turkey demands from Armenia to withdraw its forces from Karabakh and free illegally occupied Azeri territories. Of course, Armenia has rejected this proposal and the relations between the two states remain frozen.