World community is tired of speculations of Baku and Ankara about Armenia’s “occupation” of 20% of Azerbaijani lands, spokesperson for the ruling party says.
Talking to the Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent, Republican Party MP Eduard Sharmazanov commented on Turkish FM’s statement made in PACE. Ahmet Davutoglu pointed out that 20% of Azerbaijan’s territory is “occupied”.
“Turkey has no right to speak of occupation, as it is the country which once occupied the historic Armenian lands after perpetrating Genocide. They also seized Pontos - historical Greek region through massacres and occupation. Thirdly, Azerbaijan occupied regions of Shaumyan, Getashen, Martunashen and part of Martakert with financial and military assistance of Turkey. Finally Turkey is a country which keeps closed the last closed border in Europe,” he said.
Eduard Sharmazanov is a secretary of the parliamentary group of Republican Party of Armenia (RPA). The RPA is a ruling conservative party in Armenia founded in 1990 after country’s independence. Incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan is the chairman of RPA board.