Turkish president says apology campaign no good for Armenia ties

Asked about future of Turkish-U.S. relations after the new Washington administration, Gul said relations would become stronger.

Turkish president says apology campaign no good for Armenia ties
Turkish President Abdullah Gul said that recent internet campaign launched by Turkish intellectuals to apologize for the incidents of 1915 would negatively affect relations between Turkey and Armenia.

"People do not ask government's permission while doing something in this country. But considering its consequences, I do not believe that recent debates would have contributions," Gul told private ATV channel in an interview.

Gul said talks between the two countries were under way.

"Sometimes you work silent, sometimes you carry out works before the public eye. But I can say that works are under way regarding this matter," he said.

"Who could have thought that Turkey and Armenia would play in the same group in the World Cup qualifiers? China and United States started relations during a table tennis tournament," Gul said.

Asked about future of Turkish-U.S. relations after the new Washington administration, Gul said relations would become stronger.

"I believe that it will be a very good era and I think we will work together very well," he said


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