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Deniz Baykal: The Turkish government must withdraw the protocol signed with Armenia from the parliament
BayBak, Azerbaijan | 1173 days ago | Sunday, 7th March , 2010 , 03:29 [am] | Azerbaijan
|.|| Commenting on the passage of the so-called Armenian genocide resolution by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs CHP chairman said in response to that injustice the protocols must be withdrawn from the agenda.
Deniz Baykal said
Chairman of Republican Peopleâ€™s Party (CHP) of Turkey Deniz Baykal demands the withdrawal of the protocols signed with Armenia from the Turkish parliament, APA reports quoting Turkish media.
Commenting on the passage of the so-called Armenian genocide resolution by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs CHP chairman said in response to that injustice the protocols must be withdrawn from the agenda.
Deniz Baykal said by signing the protocol with Armenia the Turkish authorities hoped that they would be able to soften the position of the US concerning the so-called Armenian genocide.
â€œThe hopes have not come true. The protocols are not effective in terms of eliminating the â€œgenocide discussions between Turkey and US, establishing friendly relations between Turkey and Armenia, regulating relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan,â€ he said.
At the meeting of his party in Malatya Baykal mentioned that 20 percent of the Azerbaijani territories had been occupied by Armenia and Turkeyâ€™s signing of the protocols with Armenia was not right.
â€œIn 1993 after the occupation Turkey closed its borders with Armenia. The borders remained closed for 16 years. In 2009 super powers said to the Turkish government â€˜Open the borders with Armeniaâ€™. As a result of the pressures, Turkish government was obliged to sign the protocols with Armenia in Switzerland. At that time we demanded the government not to sign the protocols. They ignored us. But the recent developments in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs have shown that the US is not satisfied with the protocols envisaging opening of the borders with Armenia on condition that the occupied Azerbaijani territories are released. Now the Turkish government is thinking what to do. The government must immediately withdraw the protocols from the parliament,â€ he said., Voice of a Nation