Ankara will decide the methods, format and conditions for providing humanitarian assistance to the refugees from Syria, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal said when commenting on the petition on the US president Obama administration web page, urging Turkey to open the Turkish-Armenian border, at least for refugees from Syria.
The Turkish official also said that his country had assisted Armenia in sending humanitarian aid to Syria.
The authors of the petition that appeared on the webpage of the Obama administration earlier in January ask the US authorities to call the government of Turkey to open its border with Armenia for refugees from Syria.
"There are 200.000 ethnic Armenians living in Syria and most of them want to escape to Armenia where they can feel safe, comfortable, find a job, a place to live and go to schools.
Тhe road from Syria to Armenia goes through Turkey which closed its border with Armenia in 1993. It creates a big problem for Armenian refugees," reads the petition.