The representatives of the South Caucasus states organize a traditional festival in Kars, Turkey on September 13-15.
Hasan Zeynalov, Azerbaijan consul-general in Kars said to the APA the festival is organized by pan-Armenian forces in Turkey, and serves to open the border between Turkey and Armenia.
“This festival is supported by Kars local authorities, Norwegian Embassy in Turkey and Armenia-Turkey Cooperation Organization. Representatives from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey are invited to this event named as festival. They declare as if representatives of all these countries want Turkey-Armenia border to be opened. Then they appeal to definite bodies for opening the border,” the consul-general said.
Mr.Zeynalov also said mainly Armenian flag waves in this event. Though Azerbaijani representatives took part in the festival two years ago, after realizing the real essence of festival, they refused to join it.
Ganja Mayor Eldar Azimov was also invited to the festival as Kars and Ganja are fraternal cities. The Mayor’s Office told the APA it is not known whether or nor Eldar Azizov will take part in the festival.