The head of the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Abdulkadir Oraloglu, has stated that if Armenia refuses to participate in the creation of the Zangezur corridor, it may pass through Iran. He emphasized that the geographical conditions of the corridor would benefit any territory through which it passes and suggested that Armenia should consider the issue without political considerations.
Uraloglu mentioned that most of the Zangezur route is already prepared, with some sections still requiring work. The route would extend from Baku to Stepanakert/Khankendi, then to the border with Armenia. In Nakhichevan, some road construction is needed. The route would then continue to Kars in Turkey, with about 224 km of roads on Turkish territory.
He also mentioned that work in Nakhichevan will commence soon, and Turkey will hold a tender for the construction of part of the route on its territory within a month.