MOSCOW NOT TO DEAL WITH TURKEY BEHIND ARMENIA’S BACK: EXPERT
Jan 11 2010
Russia will not make a deal with Turkey behind Armenia’s back, Turkish
studies expert Ruben Safrastyan told NEWS.am, attempting to forecast
forthcoming Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Moscow.
"I am confident that Moscow will not make a deal with Ankara behind
Armenia’s back. It is illogical. Ankara has no leverage against
Moscow. Karabakh conflict is likely to be discussed in the course of
Turkish delegation’s visit but will not in the context of regional
developments. On the whole, economy and in particular energy issues
will be in focus," Safrastyan said. The expert considers that Lavrov’s
imminent visit to Armenia after Erdogan arrives in Moscow proves that
Russia will not close a deal behind Armenia’s back.
"Lavrov’s visit to Yerevan speaks of the fact that Russia cooperates
with Armenia openly and has no intension of doing any secret deals
with Ankara," the expert underlined.
Turkish Premier will visit Moscow January12-13.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress