ArmInfo.Armenia is not going to abandon the agenda of international recognition of the fact of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in any way. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo deputy of the parliamentary faction "My Step" Narek Zeynalyan. "There is simply no such issue on our agenda.
However, this does not mean that Armenia does not feel the need to normalize relations with its neighboring country. We must understand the complexity of the development of a "closed" country. And here it should be noted that Turkey has never put the issue of Genocide as a precondition for establishing diplomatic relations with Armenia," he said.
According to Zeynalyan, Ankara has always put forward only the Artsakh problem as the only precondition for opening the borders with Armenia and establishing diplomatic relations. According to him, despite the fact that the problem of Artsakh is still far from a final solution, in a certain sense, we can still talk about a solution today.
In this light, the parliamentarian highlighted the unresolved situation, the lack of realization of the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination, the issue of independence of Artsakh. At the same time, the settlement process itself, in his opinion, is moving forward. In particular, in the direction of unblocking regional communications. "In other words, certain actions in this direction are already being implemented. And in parallel, we need to try to go in the direction of forming normal relations with our other neighbors, " he said.
"Let's clearly share the essence of our proposals and not present what some circles want for real. We do not offer Turkey friendly relations in any way. We only propose the normalization of these relations. And we hope that we will be able to form relations that will allow us to open the Armenian-Turkish border. Then live in the same region as normal neighbors. Time will tell whether our hopes rwill be fulfilled, " Zeynalyan concluded.