Turkish Intellectuals Who Visited Artsakh Didn't Apologize to Azerbaijan

  • Society - 10 December 2017, 01:13
Four Turkish intellectuals who visited Artsakh in September have made a joint statement in answer to the Turkish foreign minister’s words.

The writer Seit Cetinoglu, the politician Ufuk Urasi, journalists Ali Bayramoglu and Erol Katircioglu have dismissed the words of the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who said they had apologized to Azerbaijan, Demokrathaber informed.

“Our letter to Azerbaijan does not contain “apology”, “sorry” or other thoughts with a similar meaning. Besides, Turkey is not prosecuting us. We told Mevlut Cavusoglu that we are intellectuals, journalists and we visit conflict areas and our visit has nothing to do with legal statuses. We are against Cavusoglu distorting our words,” the statement holds.

After the visit of the Turkish intellectuals to Artsakh in September Azerbaijan issued an international wanted notice and started criminal proceedings, demanding their extradition by Turkey.

A few days ago the Turkish foreign minister announced that the four intellectuals had apologized to Azerbaijan.