ANKARA: No Quick Solution In Azerbaijan

NO QUICK SOLUTION IN AZERBAIJAN

Hurriyet
Nov 27 2008
Turkey

YEREVAN – The acceleration of diplomatic traffic between Turkey and
Armenia has brought the Nagorno-Karabakh problem onto national agendas
again, with one Armenian political expert saying some Nagorno-Karabakh
efforts are merely symbolic while real progress is slow in coming.

The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan met with Russian mediators
this month and signed a declaration for a peaceful resolution to
the problem.

According to Alexander Iskandarian, director of the Caucasus Institute,
one should not attribute great meaning to the declaration.

"No great improvement should be expected in Nagorno-Karabakh in the
short term," he said.

"The Russia-Georgia conflict disturbed Azerbaijan, it understood that
it cannot not solve this problem militarily. In this sense Georgia
set an example," Iskandarian said.

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