YEREVAN, MARCH 21, ARMENPRESS: At the initiative of a Turkish Rotary district governor, Turkish, Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian Rotary clubs met in Ankara on March 19 for an unprecedented joint program titled “Caucasus Friendship Days.”
Two Armenian, one Azerbaijani, one Georgian and several Turkish Rotary clubs were meeting at Ankara’s Bilkent Hotel within the scope of the program. Members of the Armenian clubs reportedly traveled by bus after spending a night in Kars.
The meeting was covered by Turkish newspaper. The English-language Turkish Daily News, particularly, said: “Is not it time to find out what are our benefits from the closed border with Armenia? If we open the border would it make Armenians more unyielding in what is related to their problems with Azerbaijan or their drive to have the 1915 genocide recognized internationally.? Open border may however, make Armenians realize the importance of Turkey as a neighbor nation and the importance of living in peace. It may also make them soften their tough position.”