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Jan 23, 2021
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Armenia does not believe in normalization of relations with Baku and Ankara

Yerevan considers military exercises near its borders as a direct threat to the country’s security

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu believes that normalization of relations with Armenia is quite possible.

“A ceasefire has been reached in Nagorno Karabakh. This is a good opportunity. If the truce is long-term, Turkey and Azerbaijan can take steps to normalize relations with Armenia. We will coordinate this process with Azerbaijan, ”

– said the Turkish Foreign Minister during a press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas

In Armenia, however, they are sure that such statements by Turkey and Azerbaijan are not backed up by any actions, which means they remain just words.

“The statements of the Turkish-Azerbaijani leadership are in no way supported by actions, but contradict each other. The Turkish-Azerbaijani military exercises near the border with Armenia, in violation of OSCE commitments, do not indicate that the leadership has peaceful intentions towards Armenia. The cessation of hostile actions against Armenia can create conditions for strengthening confidence in the region, “

– noted the press secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan

We are talking about joint Turkish-Azerbaijani military exercises in Turkey in the Kars province, which borders Armenia. The exercises will take place from 1 to 12 February and will involve tank units, cannon batteries, military helicopters, special forces and snipers.

According to the Azerbaijani expert Armine AdibekyanThe 44-day war is over only for the Armenian authorities, for Turkey and Azerbaijan it is just a break in hostilities.

“In spring or summer, there is a high probability of resumption of hostilities, if not war, because the Turkish-Azerbaijani tandem has a much greater appetite than just some parts of Artsakh and Armenia. The war is over only for the Armenian authorities, for the rest it is just beginning. They openly declare that Syunik should be alienated from Armenia, as time will show. They also openly declare that Yerevan, Zangezur, Sevan belong to them, openly demonstrate their further plans of military actions, “

– said Adibekyan in an interview with the publication TERT.am

However, the former Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Tofig Zulfugarov believes that such rash statements in Armenia increase the panic mood.

“After the agreement on the results of the second Karabakh war, any gestures of the Azerbaijani army near the Armenian border panic the society of the neighboring country. These are their concerns, which should not worry us, ”

– Zulfugarov commented on the forecast of the Armenian expert.

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