Turkey may not remain indifferent to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the tragedy of Azerbaijanis, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said speaking at the weekly meeting of his party. “If … Շարունակել կարդալ
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A diplomatic process designed to normalise relations between Armenia and Turkey led to the signing of two protocols in 2009. Its failure is rooted in the miscalculations of both sides, says Vicken Cheterian.
Azerbaijan on Tuesday launched sniper lessons for young people, including girls, amid its bitter, unresolved conflict with neighboring Armenia in which marksmen are often used on the front line.
Teenagers as young as 16 are taking part in the sniper courses for civilians, which have an upper age limit of 30, and participants will also learn about fighting techniques, weaponry, map-reading skills and legal issues.
One of Turkey’s priorities is to become a crossroad for all pipelines. In this respect, Nabucco is of great political rather than economic importance, expert of Turkish studies Artak Shakaryan says.
Q: Could you answer shortly Turkish and Armenian relations. How do you see the future of the Turkish-Armenian relations?
A: The near future is that 2013 is the year when Armenia and Turkey have actions because it is the revival of protocols and Zurich II will start there then. Also we have 2015 the 100th year of genocide and Washington will push Ankara and Yerevan to do something. I don’t say about there will be change in everything but for opening of borders for two weeks in a month, for example. So something symbolic will be done by the 2015.