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Armenia concerned at Russian-Turkish relationship

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, March 24
Ruben Megrabian from the Armenian Centre for Political and International Research thinks that improvements in Russian-Turkish relations might be a threat for Armenia. He points out that these relations are based on their attitudes towards the West and that the Armenian elite should consider this possibility. Megrabian thinks that both Russia and Turkey have their own particular interests and therefore might ignore the Armenian interest.

Megrabian thinks that Russia and Turkey will use Armenia to achieve their individual goals. For Russia this is preventing Armenia’s integration with the West. Turkey however seeks to build up its relations with Armenia to make concrete steps in the Western direction and resist Western pressure over this.