ISTANBUL (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Turkish Parliament’s Commission on Planning and Budget has discussed the issue of increasing the number of large trade centers, Ermenihaber.am reports.
Addressing the Commission, MP Garo Paylan, who is of Armenian descent, referred to the closed border between Armenia and Turkey, noting that had the border been open, Armenia would do most of its trade with Turkey.
According to the Turkish Sondakika website, Paylan said: “The border with Armenia has been closed for 23 years now. Had the border been open, Armenia would do three-fourth of its trade with Turkey. People would come here, relations would develop.”
Paylan added, “this could help solve the Karabagh issue as well. The development of relations would benefit both parties.”