Turkish President announced the main conditions for the opening of the Turkish-Armenian border
- 10 December 2020
"My brother, I also attach great importance to the new platform of cooperation expressed by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev," said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a press conference after the signing ceremony of documents between Turkey and Azerbaijan today.
The President of Turkey said that a cooperation platform could be established with the participation of six countries: “This was also accepted by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia and, if accepted, Armenia can also take part in this cooperation platform. Thus, we can establish a regional peace with this platform. There are firsts that regional peace will bring to the countries of this region. This raises the top and bottom infrastructure, political, diplomatic and many other responsibilities. I told my brother today. If positive steps are taken in this regard, we will open our closed borders. But it is enough that these positive steps have been taken. We do not have a problem with closing our borders to Armenia. We want to be the doves of peace, to take the steps of peace. Moreover, we have no hatred for the Armenian people. The problem is with the Armenian government. We have about 100,000 Armenian citizens in our country. Among them are those who receive citizenship and those who do not. But we also host them in our country, because we do not hate people. The goal is to achieve peace in particular. But leadership is very important here. "