Turkey is trying to put pressure on Armenia through negotiations so that Armenia agrees to sign a document stating that Artsakh will be on the territory of Azerbaijan. This was stated by Turkologist Ruben Safrastyan. “I assess these bilateral agreements that have been reached as the beginning of a new stage. The initiative to move to the second stage comes from Turkey. Turkey has two goals. First of all, it is important for Turkey that Armenia remains in the negotiation process, so that it is shown that there is a dynamic in the negotiation process. Secondly, Turkey, entering into negotiations with Armenia, decides not to open the border or establish diplomatic relations, but to have Armenia agree to sign a document stating that Artsakh will be on the territory of Azerbaijan. I think Turkey is solving this problem at this stage, and they will try to prolong the negotiation process as much as possible in order to put pressure on Armenia,” he said.