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Russians think Armenia has damaged Azerbaijan-Turkey relations

By Messenger Staff
Friday, May 1
Russian newspaper Russiyski Vesti thinks that the normalization of Turkey-Armenia relations, currently being sought by both sides, is inevitable. During the May visit to Moscow of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, the issues of Turkish-Armenian relations and the resolution of the Azerbaijan-Armenian conflict will be discussed, and a further strengthening of relations between the two countries would seem to follow naturally from this. French President Sarkozy will also visit the region in June.

Russian experts suggest that it looks as if Armenia and Turkey have decided to solve the problems of bilateral relations on a global scale, something which will affect the status quo created in the region after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Yerevan has been given a chance to break the isolation it found itself in after its occupation of Azerbaijani land and this harms relations between Baku and Ankara. The new diplomatic chess game will definitely influence the Karabakh problem as well.