The Russian foreign Ministry will examine the request of the state Duma on terminating the Treaty of friendship with Turkey from 1921

The Russian foreign Ministry will examine the request of the state Duma on terminating the Treaty of friendship with Turkey from 1921


MOSCOW, February 10. The Russian foreign Ministry will examine the request of the deputies of the state Duma about denouncement of the Moscow Treaty on friendship and brotherhood with Turkey, signed on 16 March 1921. This was announced at a briefing the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, answering the question of journalist from Azerbaijan on how this will affect Russia’s relations with this country, as in the Treaty affected the interests of Azerbaijan.

“Indeed, the Ministry of foreign Affairs has received a request of some deputies of the state Duma with the offer on cancellation of the contract, – the diplomat said. – I can say that at this point the inquiry should be studied: what exactly is offered there. This will be done in the prescribed manner. While the need to study this initiative.”

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Zakharova added that “relations with Azerbaijan we are developing, and will not do anything that could degrade, but rather will concentrate on what can improve our relations with this country”. “We are very much ties in all areas,” she said.

The other day the deputies of the state Duma Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov (CPRF) has written to the country’s leadership and the foreign Ministry a letter with a proposal to denounce the Moscow Treaty on friendship and brotherhood, signed on 16 March 1921 by the government of the RSFSR and the government of the Grand national Assembly of Turkey. About this informed the newspaper “Izvestia”.

“We need legally to study the possibility of reviewing all disadvantageous for our country and its allies the Russian-Turkish agreements. Ankara must understand what can cause the escalation of the conflict. She’s sober and keep from further provocations,” – said Obukhov. He noted that “two of the three Transcaucasian republics – Georgia and Armenia – do not accept the terms of the contract, considering it unfair.”

According to the contract, “the former Kars region and the southern part of the former Batumi region (in the heart of the Russian Empire since 1878), and a former Surmali uyezd of the Erivan gubernia (a part of the Russian Empire since 1828) MT go to Turkey.”