ArmInfo.The Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted to the resolution adopted by the French Senate on Nagorno-Karabakh.
Thus, the Turkish Foreign Ministry called the decision of the French parliamentarians another "indicator of ignoring elementary norms of international law and principles of justice for the sake of domestic political interests."
"The French Senate's call for the withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from the territory of Azerbaijan itself is comical, far from reality and biased. The statements made in the document against Turkey are also devoid of any sense. The French Senate's decision reveals the true reasons why the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries are today they did not even try to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, "the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Ankara also called the resolution "far from common sense", assuring that this step actually limits the ability of Paris to contribute to the settlement of the problems.
"Turkey hopes that Paris will finally learn the right lessons from the 30-year conflict and will be able to contribute to ensuring stability in the South Caucasus. For this, it is enough to take into account the realities of today and not deviate from the letter of international law. Ankara is ready to interact with all countries, including France, in the direction of ensuring peace and stability in the conflict regions, "the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
Note that the day before, the French Senate, with 305 votes "for" and one against, adopted a resolution on the need to recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh, which was represented by 5 political factions.
The resolution, among other provisions, invites the French government to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; condemns the aggression of Azerbaijan against Artsakh with the participation of Turkey and foreign mercenaries, demanding the withdrawal of troops from the territories seized after September 27; also requires the government to make every effort to restore the negotiation process within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, which will restore the borders from 1994, which in turn will ensure the safety of the Armenian population and the return of internally displaced persons, as well as protect the Armenian cultural and religious heritage. Pointing in the resolution to the Armenian pogroms in Baku, Sumgait, Kirovabad and Maragha, and referring to the reports of the Commission on Racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe and the UN Committee on Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Azerbaijan, it was pointed out that the Armenian population cannot live in Azerbaijan.
The adoption by the French Senate of this resolution was already welcomed by the Armenian Foreign Ministry, Artsakh Foreign Ministry, Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
In Baku, they criticized this resolution, calling the document a piece of paper.