Ankara will not agree to normalize relations with Armenia without concessions from Yerevan. The director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Academician of the RA National Academy of Sciences Ruben Safrastyan expressed such an opinion to NovostiNK.
On December 3, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at the 27th session of the OSCE Foreign Ministers’ Council that the agreements on Artsakh could have a positive impact on Armenia-Turkey relations. “The agreement between Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan is a real opportunity to achieve peace,” he said.
“Based on Turkey’s regional policy in general, and Armenia in particular, we can state that Ankara has no real will, including a desire to improve relations with our country,” he stressed.
In particular, the absence of such intentions, according to the Turkologist, confirms the political views of the Turkish leadership towards Armenia. In this regard, we expect from the trilateral declaration on Artsakh’s Russian-Turkish control that there will be no normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey.
Ankara, according to the academician, builds its attitude towards Armenia exclusively on political calculations, on the basis of Yerevan’s increased interest in the normalization of relations with Ankara, therefore Turkey expects concessions from Armenia, without which she will not normalize her relationships.
“Turkey, with the tacit support of its NATO colleagues, is already pursuing an expansionist policy in the South Caucasus. The consolidation of a member of the Turkey Alliance in the South Caucasus fully meets the interests of Brussels, in particular the implementation of the containment of Russia. And not only in the Caucasus, but also, for example, in Crimea, ”summed up the academician.