Ermenia annuls peace agreement with Turkey
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has rescinded the peace agreement on normalizing relations with Turkey.
The Armenian president announced a decision to annul the Armenian-Turkish protocols at a session of the National Security Council, his spokesman Vladimir Hakobyan (Hakobyan) said.
Armenia and Turkey signed a peace treaty in 2009 in Zurich aimed at opening a common border and normalizing diplomatic ties. The agreement required ratification in the parliaments of both countries, B92 reports.
Turkey closed the border with Armenia in 1993 in protest of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is predominantly populated by Ermenim and is part of Azerbaijan, but is controlled by the Armenian separatists.
Ermenia and Turkey are also dispute about the massive killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. Armenia and several other countries qualify it as genocide. Ankara opposes this qualification, arguing that he suffered a much smaller number of Ermen in wartime circumstances, and denying that it was planned action to destroy this Christian minority.