YEREVAN (Sputnik) – "At the moment I do not see an opportunity of any progress in the issue of relations with Turkey. We have been living in such conditions for 25 years and we are used to them and got adapted to them," Sargsyan said at a meeting.
Turkey and Armenia have no diplomatic relations with their border closed since 1993.
Relations between the two countries deteriorated following the escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as Turkey openly supports Azerbaijan’s position in the dispute. Turkey also does not recognize the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire.
The Armenian genocide was a series of mass killings and starvation ordered by members of the Ottoman government during and after World War I culminating in 1915. The tragic events claimed the lives of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians, according to Yerevan data. Turkey refuses to name the massacre a genocide, claiming that Turkish nationals were also among victims.