Turkish Foreign Minister vents anger when Armenian MP asks about Turkey-ISIS relations at NATO Assembly
Turkish Foreign Minister vents anger when Armenian MP asks about Turkey-ISIS relations at NATO Assembly –
(News.am) -During the 62nd annual NATO Parliamentary Assembly session held in Istanbul, the question of the Armenian MP Koryun Nahapetyan made Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu angry. According to Turkish Hürriyet, Koryun Nahapetyan turned to Çavuşoğlu, noting that Turkey supports the Islamic State terrorist group.
In his question, Nahapetyan specifically told Çavuşoğlu: “Turkey is pretending that it is fighting against terrorists, but it is actually killing the Kurds, supporting the Islamic State group. It is obvious that any intervention by Ankara in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will only harm it because of Turkey’s one-sided position and its tendency to support Azerbaijan by all means. The events provoked by Azerbaijan on the Contact Line on April 2-5 and the provocative announcements made by Turkey are a vivid indication of this. Currently, Turkey has allocated its troops in three neighboring states without the agreement of the given countries’ governments in each case. My question is: How does Turkey see the further development of relations with its neighbors?”
Armenian MP Koryun Nahapetyan
In response to the question given by the Armenian MP, the Turkish FM said that they are for the territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria. He accused the Armenian side of being unjust, saying: “We may have different views: You are from Armenia and I am a Turk. But it is first of all necessary to be just, especially if you are a politician. At the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) I have seen for many years that our Armenian partners have unfortunately never been just. How can you say that we support IS?”
Çavuşoğlu also noted that Turkey has arrested and killed great number of IS f