I DO NOT SEE ANY SPECIAL NORMALIZATION OF RELATIONS BETWEEN ARMENIA AND TURKEY: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF RUSSIAN KOMMERSANT
April 8 2009
"Frankly speaking, I do not see any special normalization of relations
between Armenia and Turkey", said editor-in-chief of famous Russian
newspaper Kommersant and member of the Central Board of the All-Russian
Azerbaijani Congress Azer Mursaliyev.
According to him, the fact that President Gul visited Armenia to
watch a football match does not mean normalization.
"Normalization is when the sides sign something or establish diplomatic
relations and open borders. Whjen it happens, some agreements will be
signed. Then it will become clear who is dominating in this issue. But
currently it is difficult to say anything about it.
According to him, Turkey has intentions and has declarations in
"On the other hand, if we take the history of talks on the Nagorno
Karabakh problem, since 1993 both parties and sometimes mediators
state that everything is settled and only 1-2 small problems or a step
is left. But these steps have not been done yet, which means that in
such conditions it is not serious to say that something will happen
before it happens", said Mursaliyev.