YEREVAN, December 11, / ARKA /. Kiro Manoyan, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Political Affairs Director, has cautioned today against high expectations from Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to Armenia saying it has nothing to do with normalization of relations between the two countries.
Speaking at a news conference he said it is merely a ploy to create the illusion of progress in the normalization process before 2015 - the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
Turkey’s top diplomat is expected in the Armenian capital on December 12 to attend a regular meeting of foreign ministers of countries making the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization.
"We should expect nothing from this visit. He is coming to Yerevan to just attend a regular BSEC meeting," Manoyan said.
According to earlier reports in Turkish press, Davutoglu was going to Armenia with a message to normalize ties with its neighbor, however preconditioning that Armenia “cede” at least two of the so-called “occupied territories” in reference to liberated regions around Nagorno-Karabakh.
On Tuesday an Armenian newspaper "Aravot" said citing a source in the foreign ministry that Armenia developed a new "road map" for normalization of Armenian- Turkish relations and delivered it to Davutoglu about 10 days ago. -0-