If Turkey does not ratify the protocols, it will be regarded as a challenge not only to Armenia, but also to the European Union, US and Russia.
“It is early to say that the hopes for the normalization of Turkey-Armenia relations have been dashed,” vice-speaker of Armenian parliament Samvel Nikoyansaid in his interview to slon.ru website.
According to him, if Turkey does not ratify the protocols, it will be regarded as a challenge not only to Armenia, but also to the European Union, US and Russia.
“The question is the international image of these countries. If these states ignore Turkey’s behavior, this is their problem. As regards Armenia, we are appropriately playing the role of the international partner. I think, after Turkey ratifies these protocols, Armenia will take similar step. If Turkey expresses severe position again, attributes the normalization of the relations with Armenia to Nagorno Karabakh problem, it will not bring to the constructive dialogue. President Serzh Sargsyan has also stated that Turkey must ratify the protocols within a reasonable time. otherwise, Armenia will have to stop the process of normalization of Armenia-Turkey relations,” he said.
Samvel Nikoyan explained what they meant by saying reasonable time.
“If Armenian side feels that Turkey has not changed its statements or steps, to the contrary made its position stricter, Armenia will have to come to necessary conclusions. We are not going to bow down to Turkey and ask to normalize the relations. Turkey needs the normalization of the relations as much as we do,” he said.