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Turkish President optimistic about Armenian-Turkish relations

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, March 18
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has condemned the decision of certain countries' Parliaments to recognise the Armenian genocide, commenting that this will negatively influence the normalisation of relations between Turkey and Armenia. He stated however that Turkey will continue seeking this.

Gul also mentioned that the protocols signed in Geneva are already being discussed in the Turkish Parliament. He said the ratification process has not stopped and Turkey and Armenia are in a stage of 'silent diplomacy'.

Caucasus issues are our issues, and we as part of the region make all possible efforts to maintain peace and stability here, the Turkish President added.