ArmInfo. Turkey's refusal to establish relations with Armenia and unblock its borders poses serious threats to the security of Armenia. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mntsakanyan stated on August 27 at the annual meeting of the heads of the central apparatus and bodies of the foreign diplomatic service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.
"All this, as well as the ongoing policy of denying the Armenian Genocide and the attempts to justify their genocidal actions that have stepped up in the last period, unquestioning and open assistance to Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, pose serious threats to the security of Armenia. The constant need to counter this policy determines Armenia's strategy to ensure and maintain regional peace and security including in terms of foreign policy priorities" the Armenian minister emphasized.
It should be noted that the Armenian-Turkish protocols were signed in Zurich on October 10, 2009. However, the protocols were never ratified by the parliaments of Armenia and Turkey, since Ankara constantly put forward preconditions on the way to ratification. In this regard, by order of President Serzh Sargsyan, the process of ratification of the protocols in the Armenian parliament was frozen. And in February 2015, the documents were completely recalled from parliament. In February 2018, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan announced the denunciation of the Armenian-Turkish protocols.