Turkish-speaking journalist Aykan Sever has published an article, which is presented below. The Republic of Turkey has been trying for a long time to create a zone under its influence that extends to Pakistan, including Georgia-Armenia-Azerbaijan and the so-called “Turkic” countries in the region.
Georgia-Armenia-Azerbaijan and the so-called ‘Turkic’ countries of the region. At the same time, it seeks ways to be compatible with the regional policy of the United States and Britain. At the same time, however, Turkey is sometimes hindered by its fragile relationship with Russia.
The normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations has recently become an inevitable topic of discussion. To fully understand these similar regional issues, it is worth emphasizing once again that we are in a third dividing war. Unfortunately, Armenia is one of the regions affected by the war. The defeat in the Second Artsakh War further devastated a country whose economy was largely based on agriculture, foreign exchange, aid sent by workers abroad, and whose social structure was strongly polarized by the Velvet Revolution. Pashinyan retained power in the last elections, but was unable to solve the existing problems in the country. It seems that the country has reached an impasse, cannot decide on its direction.
After the second Artsakh war, it came to the division of the region. The signed “peace” agreement strengthened Russia’s dominance in the region. He proposed a platform on which transport networks would open and operate under his control. But this is not a complete process yet.
There are other powers in the region such as China, India, Iran, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom. Naturally, they also want the largest share of the South Caucasian cake. Azerbaijan is not completely cut off from Russia, economically and militarily, but is still heavily influenced by Turkey. Georgia is also under Turkish influence, but the position of the regime here is more in line with NATO.
Events such as Turkey’s appointment of mutual representatives with the Republic of Armenia and the opening of borders over time, of course, at first glance can be characterized as positive. However, when in front of you is a state that operates on the principle of imperialism expansionism, the results can be negative. The departure of the current Turkish government will not change this situation. Just as today Turkey is robbing and destroying the lands of Western Armenia, so in the case of the Republic of Armenia this story will be inevitable. This is the reality of capitalism.
We are in a modern war of division. This is the time when it is not clear whose hand is in whose pocket. Whoever holds it matters more than the initiator of the game. Apart from the factor of state and capital, the most valuable thing in this process is how long the striving for freedom and equality of peoples will last.