Turkish FM rejects third side intervention in Armenia talks

Babacan said talks with Armenia included the events of 1915, asking for support to the dialogue between Turkey and Armenia.

Turkish FM rejects third side intervention in Armenia talks
Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said Monday any intervention by a third party into Turkey's ongoing talks with Armenia would prove counterproductive.

"The dialogue between our two countries aims at normalizing all bilateral relations and we make progress to that end in each contact. And I do not believe that the intervention of other countries would be constructive," Babacan told a joint press meeting with visiting Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin in Ankara.

Babacan said talks with Armenia included the events of 1915, asking for support to the dialogue between Turkey and Armenia.

"As we conduct such important talks all should avoid moves that would damage this process," Babacan said.

The Turkish foreign minister said he discussed with his Ethiopian counterpart recent developments in Somalia, and problems in Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Babacan said Turkish parliament was set to discuss on Tuesday a government motion to deploy naval forces to the Gulf of Aden.

Visiting foreign minister said on his part that Ethiopia welcomed Turkish businesspeople investing in his country, adding that Turkey had established good relations with African countries.


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