April 6, 2021 – 13:02 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Turkey needs to change its aggressive policy towards Armenia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview to Interfax.
“I would like to remind you that the Armenian-Turkish border was unilaterally closed by Turkey back in 1993. Armenia has always advocated the normalization of relations with Turkey without preconditions, but this was rejected by Turkey itself,” Pashinyan said.
“Ankara’s hostile policy gained more impetus during the 44-day aggression of Azerbaijan against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).”
He recalled that during the recent war in Karabakh, Turkey provided direct military support to Azerbaijan, having also transferred foreign terrorist fighters to the zone of the conflict.
Armenia was the first to report on Turkey’s deployment of thousands of Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan. International media publications followed suit, as did reactions from France, Russia, Iran and Syria. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army has already unveiled footage from the interrogation of two such terrorists captured on the front.
“In this context, in order to establish a lasting peace and restore the economic image of the region, Turkey needs to change this aggressive policy towards Armenia,” Pashinyan added.