Armenia, Turkey To Continue Behind-The-Scenes Negotiations

ARMENIA, TURKEY TO CONTINUE BEHIND-THE-SCENES NEGOTIATIONS

PanARMENIAN.Net
May 13, 2010 – 17:15 AMT 12:15 GMT

The Armenian-Turkish dialogue is in standstill, an Armenian expert
said.

"The situation will persist till the parliamentary elections in
Turkey. Nevertheless, the two countries will continue behind-the-scenes
negotiations. A public dialogue is also possible," Turkologist Ruben
Melkonyan said.

Analyzing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Turkey though
the prism of Armenian-Turkish relations, he said that neither the
Armenian-Turkish rapprochement nor Karabakh conflict settlement was
prior on the agenda.

"As a OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairing country, Russia had to touch on
the Karabakh issue, but it doesn’t mean that the process will be
intensified after it," Melkonyan said.

As to PACE President’s visit to Armenia, he said Cavusoglu will try
to use his post to gain advantages for Turkey.

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