In the course of the Seoul nuclear security summit a meeting was held between U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who touched on the Karabakh settlement.
According to Turkish media, Erdogan drew attention of Obama to the fact that the 20-year-old mediation of OSCE Minsk Group remains inconclusive.
“If the negotiations in this format do not work, then we will hold negotiations with Azerbaijan and France, Russia and the U.S. – with Armenia, to persuade the sides. Thus, the problem will be solved,” Erdogan said.
The meeting also addressed the issue of normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations and so-called “Armenian genocide”.
“We are already tired every year in April to deal with this issue. No matter who is in power – the Democrats or the Republicans, our position is not being appreciated, “said Erdogan.
According to him, Obama also expressed concern about the periodic raising of the question of “Armenian genocide”.
Obama thanked Erdogan for making a document on religious freedom in Turkey.