President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Turkey to become an active member of the OSCE Minsk Group, but everyone is well aware of the Armenian party’s position. This is what Andranik Kocharyan, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Security of the National Assembly of Armenia and an MP of the ruling My Step bloc, told reporters today.
According to him, Turkey can’t be a part of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group because it bears liability for the Armenian Genocide, especially now when we all see Turkey’s active involvement in the hostilities.
“They are already shelling maternity hospitals. There is a format of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group that can’t be changed. All negotiation processes need to continue in this format,” Kocharyan said, adding that the current primary objective is to recognize the independence of Artsakh which, according to him, will help solve the issue of security of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.