Deniz Baykal: Republican People’s Party will not vote for the protocols, if Armenia does not release Azerbaijani territories

Deniz Baykal: Republican People’s Party will not vote for the protocols, if Armenia does not release Azerbaijani territories
# 03 September 2009 08:17 (UTC +04:00)
Leader of the party Deniz Baykal said though the protocols cover the written commitments concerning Turkey’s actions, there is no commitment that Armenia will leave the Azerbaijani territories. He mentioned that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Azerbaijani parliament on May 13 the borders with Armenia will not reopen unless the occupation of Nagorno Karabakh ends.
“But in the initialed protocols they accept the reopening of the border, while Armenia does not ensure that it will release the occupied territories,” he said.

Deniz Baykal said there is no need for bilateral agreements to reopen the border.
“Turkish government closed the border in 1993. We can reopen the border, if we want. They say Armenia compromise. The points shown as Armenia’s compromise have no practical importance. It is not clear for what we compromise,” he said.

Deniz Baykal said Republican People’s Party will not vote for the protocols, if Armenia does not release Azerbaijani territories.
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