ArmInfo.Ankara synchronizes the Armenian-Turkish process with the Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stated this on May 25 from the rostrum of the parliament during the government hour.
Thus, in response to the MP's question about the role of meeting places between the representatives of Armenia and Turkey, the minister admitted that he does not attach importance to the place of the meeting and did not rule out that in the future the above meetings will be held both in Yerevan and Ankara.
"At the moment, I can only say that, unfortunately, no matter how verbally it is asserted about the process without preconditions, nevertheless, our Turkish partners, to a certain extent, synchronize it with the relations developing between Armenia and Azerbaijan. They do this as part of their narrative," Mirzoyan said.
According to him, this, of course, does not become a precondition, but such an approach does not give constructiveness to the process and the environment.
"Discussions are ongoing. But, unfortunately, there is no tangible progress yet. Armenia's position remains the same. Armenia wants and is ready to normalize relations and open borders. We would like to see the same attitude from Turkey. I have already said about the Azerbaijani narrative and various gestures of the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry," Mirzoyan summed up.
It should be noted that the third meeting of the Special Representatives of Armenia and Turkey Vice Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Ruben Rubinyan and Ambassador Serdar Kilic to normalize relations took place in Vienna on May 3. The special representatives confirmed that the ultimate goal of the talks is a full-fledged settlement between Armenia and Turkey, which was agreed upon during their first meeting in Moscow on January 14. The start of the normalization process was announced on December 13, 2021 by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. At the same time, he stressed that Ankara will act in coordination with Azerbaijan regarding steps to normalize relations with Armenia.