YEREVAN (Yerkir)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation called for an immediate end to the Turkish-Armenian dialogue and urged no concessions on Karabakh, in an announcement issued Tuesday by the party’s Supreme Council of Armenia.
“Given that the severe dangers of the current process of normalizing Armenia-Turkish relations have not waned, and in the wake of the upcoming soccer match, we demand an end to talks that only cater to Turkish interests,” said the ARF statement.
Pointing out that September 2 marked the anniversary of the declaration of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s independence, the ARF reminded in the statement that having emerged victorious in the war waged by Azerbaijan, Karabakh declared and defended its independence.
The statement underscored that in this climate of active resumption of talks, the Armenian nation must “preserve our victory and force [all] to respect the proof of Karabakh’s self-determination.”
The statement also said that forced concession must be rejected and Karabakh should be included in the negotiation process and a full party to the conflict.
The announcement also said that the Armenian people must not allow Turkey to meet its international obligations by forcing Armenia to make concessions.
Furthermore, it also reiterated its demand for the resignation of the Armenian foreign minister, as the person responsible for diplomatic failures.
Through the statement, the ARF also announced a political rally to be held on Sept. 2 in Yerevan to mark the anniversary and to address the pressing issues facing the Armenian people today.