Armenia scraps deal with Turkey designed to normalize relations
Armenia scrapped on March 1 a peace agreement it signed with Turkey in 2009 in what turned out to be a failed attempt to normalize relations between the two countries, Armenian Yerkir Media TV quoted the president’s spokesman as saying.
“Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan told a national security council meeting that the Armenian-Turkish protocols were annulled,” Yerkir Media TV quoted Vladimir Hakobyan as saying.
Armenia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan wrote on social media that President Sargsyan has declared the Armenia-Turkey protocols “null and void.”
Armenia and Turkey signed the landmark peace accord in October 2009 to restore ties and open their shared border after a century.
The protocols have not been ratified since then.