Shavarsh Kocharyan: Peoples, not natinas have the righ to self-determination

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev declared at a joint press conference with his Serbian counterpart that “Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh have no right to self determination.” Commenting on the statement, Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan said:

“Azerbaijan's President should have known that peoples, not nations have the right to self-determination. Otherwise, according to the thesis inherited together with the presidential chair, which says that Turks and Azerbaijanis are one nation, Azerbaijan could not have the right to independence.”

Public Radio of Armenia