Armenia rejects Turkey’s participation in Karabakh conflict settlement process
Turkey cannot play any role in the process of peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict, says the Armenian Foreign Ministry in response to the statement of the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in Ankara.
On March 2, Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that the OSCE Minsk Group should be more active in resolving the conflict.
“The decision should be within the framework of respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan,” the Turkish Foreign Minister wrote on Twitter after a meeting with the Minsk Group co-chairs and personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
The response of the head of the Armenian Foreign Ministry was not long in coming.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan responded on Twitter:
“The advice of the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, to the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, leads one to read Luke 4:23: Doctor, heal yourself.”
Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan commented on the Minister’s response to Armenian journalists:
“With an unfriendly policy towards Armenia and the Armenian people, which is also expressed in the context of the Karabakh conflict by unilateral military-political support of Azerbaijan, Turkey cannot play any role in the process of the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict.”