Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday the border between Turkey and Armenia would remain closed unless a solution was reached in the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.TURKEY - LIKE ALL ISLAMIST NATIONS, THINKS IT CAN DICTATE TERMS AND PRECONDITIONS TO NON-MUSLIM NATIONS.
Turkey is ready to open the border as soon as Armenia ends " occupation of Azerbaijan's territory," Erdogan was quoted as telling reporters upon his arrival in Turkey from the Nuclear Security Summit held in the United States from April 12 to 13.
Turkey closed its border with Armenia in 1993 to support Azerbaijan, which had a territorial conflict with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Ankara has said the border could be opened only after the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the disputed land.
Turkey and Armenia have no diplomatic or economic ties. The two neighbors signed protocols to normalize relations and open long- sealed borders last October but the move has stalled since then.
TURKEY SHOULD BE THROWN OUT OF NATO.