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Comparing Zurich protocols and possible Armenian-Turkish  reconciliation agreement unacceptable - Serzh Sargsyan

Comparing Zurich protocols and possible Armenian-Turkish  reconciliation agreement unacceptable - Serzh Sargsyan

ArmInfo.Levon Ter-Petrosyan's judgments regarding the Zurich protocols and the  possible Armenian-Turkish reconciliation agreement, they are  unacceptable, and the comparison of these processes is absolutely  inappropriate, reads a statement issued by the office of Armenia's  third president Serzh Sargsyan in response to Armenia's first  president Levon Ter-Petrosyan's statement. 

The third president's opinion of Levon Ter-Petrosyan's assessment of  the initiative of the meeting of the former presidents of RA and NKR  at the Holy Etchmiadzin, including the effectiveness of the meetings,  will be published after discussions with the other interested  parties. 

"As for Levon Ter-Petrosyan's judgments regarding the Zurich  protocols and the possible Armenian- Turkish reconciliation  agreement, they are unacceptable, and the comparison of these  processes is absolutely inappropriate, the statement reads. Everyone  will be convinced of this when the document Armenia's incumbent  authorities negotiated with the Turkish side is officially  published."

Armenia's first president Levon Ter-Petrosyan made a statement in  response to an article published by a media outlet owned by the  Armenian premier's family. The article mentioned Azerbaijan's demands  to Armenia in the context of normalization of relations. According to  Mr Ter-Petrosyan, it was a "negative response to a proposal to start  a dialogue between the opposition and authorities." 

The president appreciates this publication for revealing Azerbaijan's  demands regarding the expected settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani  relations. Such projects are also prepared on the platform of  diplomatic contacts aimed at rapprochement between Armenia and  Turkey. In this case, certainly, no big surprises are expected. The  Armenian-Turkish reconciliation agreement, in fact, will not differ  much from the Zurich Protocols signed by Ahmet Davutoglu and Eduard  Nalbandian, on October 10, 2009, the statement reads. 

The office adds that there is no more need for the platform initiated  by Catholicos Garegin II between the authorities and the opposition,  which, however, does not belittle his persistent efforts, which have  already produced results, the statement reads.   

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