Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The Karabakh problem must be solved first

Istanbul, April 19, AZERTAC

Who have problem with us and our brother are Armenian diaspora and Armenian state. If they will make a positive step towards the claims of “Armenian genocide” and the liberation of the Karabakh we will be ready to any cooperation with them. We are always ready to meet, to negotiate with Armenian politicians, Armenian leadership, if they will demonstrate this will, this courage. But, first of all, the Karabakh problem must be solved,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while condemning Pope Francis` words on “Armenian genocide” and the resolution of the European Parliament.

The President said Turkey has opened its archives on the WW1, adding “if Armenia and other countries have archive they should also open them.”

The Turkish President underlined the aim of the Europeans, who make groundless statements on “Armenian genocide” was not to protect Armenians` rights. He said along with providing rights of Armenians, who lived in Turkey, the government gave shelters to others who arrived from Armenia.

“But Europe doesn`t have this humanism,” he added.

Sabir Shahtakhtı

Special correspondent


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