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Rajab Tayyib Erdoghan: “European Union can’t demand Turkey to open the borders with Armenia”

01 July 2005 [08:46] - TODAY.AZ
“The recognition of the so-called “Armenian genocide” and opening the borders with Armenia are not in the Copenhagen principles defined by The European Union for Turkey. Even if it is like that, Turkey is not in the intention of accepting these conditions”.
Turkish Prime Minister Rajab Tayyib Erdoghan who is on a visit to Baku told in the press conference for the journalists.

Erdoghan stated that, it is internal affair of Turkey whether to recognize the so-called “Armenian genocide”, as well as to open the borders with Armenia: “This decision is not made by the European Union but by Turkey and Turkey know how to decide. We have complied with all the commitments upon the European Union as well as the conditions of the Copenhagen principles so far”.


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