Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev a copy of a treaty on friendship and fraternity between the two states and a stamp issued by Turkish authorities to mark 90 anniversary of the document.
He recalled that on March 16, 1921 Soviet Russia recognized the Republic of Turkey and gave security guarantees of the joint borders.
“The document is a turning point in our history. Our eastern borders were recognized under the Moscow agreement, “Erdogan told a press conference in Kremlin.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am reported earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Moscow is timed to the 90th anniversary of the Treaty of Moscow. On March 16, 1921 the Treaty of Moscow was signed. Signing a treaty Turkey and Russia in fact divided the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Article III of the treaty instituted an autonomous Nakhchivan region under Azerbaijan’s protectorate. The Kars region (lost in 1877-78) went to Turkey, southern part of Batum region went to Turkey as well. The Treaty of Kars was signed on October 13, 1921 based on the Moscow agreement. Representatives of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan confirmed provisions of the Moscow Treaty.
Today the youth wing of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun and other youth organizations held a protest action in front of the Russian Embassy in Yerevan protesting against Erdogan’s visit.