Turkey is not in a position to be a mediator in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and should not become involved in the matter, Armenia’s foreign minister has said.
“Turkey can’t assume the role of a mediator in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It should not get involved in the process if it wants to contribute to the peaceful resolution of the conflict,” Edward Nalbandian said in an interview with the Austrian Press Agency that was published Feb. 27 on Armenia’s PanArmenian website.
Nalbandian said Turkey had refused to ratify and implement protocols signed in Zurich that Armenian and Turkish officials had signed in an effort to normalize relations between the two countries in 2009.
“Turkey denies the pacta sund servanta principle [Latin for “agreements must be kept”] of international relations. Armenia’s position is in line with that of the international community. Ankara must show respect for the agreements reached, ratifying and implementing the protocols without preconditions,” Nalbandian said.