A successful dialogue on improving relations between Yerevan and Ankara can positively influence the negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said. In his opinion, Baku’s “maximalist position” hinders success in negotiations with Azerbaijan, Interfax Azerbaijan reports.
Our interlocutors in Turkey should link the Armenian-Azerbaijani settlement process less with the negotiation process between Armenia and Turkey and should be aware that the success of the Armenia-Turkey dialogue will have a positive effect on the Armenia-Azerbaijan negotiation process , Mirzoyan said .
On October 14, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that President Erdogan and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had agreed to hold meetings to normalize relations in the two countries. He noted that four previous meetings on this issue had been held in third countries.
On October 20, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Armenia should pay compensation to Azerbaijan for the damage caused. The head of state explained that it was about the large-scale destruction of Karabakh and Eastern Zangezur “for almost 30 years of Armenian occupation.”