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More Turkish/Armenian/Azeri issues

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, April 7
Azeri newspaper Zerkalo states that Ankara is very much interested in regulating relations with Armenia because Turkey's accession to the EU very much depends on these relations. According to some Turkish analysts there are also serious economic incentives for regulating relations with Armenia, as currently Turkish products can only be re-exported to Armenia via Iran and Georgia.

The newspaper also discussed the present uncertain relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan and the situation in Georgia after its confrontation with Moscow. Overall it was highlighted in the article that Turkey wants to more actively participate in the events going on in the South Caucasus. Ankara is trying to balance itself between the Russians and Americans in the risky Caucasus region.