Turkey to raise Karabakh issue at NATO summit

Turkey to raise Karabakh issue at NATO summit –

PanARMENIAN.Net – The issue of Nagorno Karabakh will be included in the agenda of the NATO summit due in Wales September 4-5, Trend quoted the Turkish President as saying.

As Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after a Baku-hosted meeting with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev, during the upcoming NATO summit Turkey plans to stress the importance of fulfilling promises given to Azerbaijan.

“Turkey is ready to show determination in the issue,” he emphasized.

President Erdogan added that the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is a priority for Turkey which testifies to high level of ties with Baku.

Earlier, Turkey’s newly appointed Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his Cabinet’s program, with normalization of ties with Armenia among other points.

The official characterized promotion of stability in South Caucasus and reduction of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan among Turkey’s foreign policy priorities.

“We’ll also continue efforts to improve ties with Armenia in hopes that Yerevan will be guided by mutual interest for cooperation and search for “fair memory,” rather than historical hatred,” the official noted.

According to presidential press service, Armenian leader Serzh Sargsyan will leave for Great Britain on the evening of September 3. The President will meet the leaders and cabinet heads of the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) member states on the sidelines of the NATO summit.


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