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Armenia: Baku-Tbilisi-Ankara alliance to diminish Russian influence in S. Caucasus

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, March 13
President Mikheil Saakashvili's recent speech to the Azeri Parliament has caused a stir among Armenian commentators. Armenian analyst David Aruzumanyan believes that Saakashvili's anti-Russian statements are an attempt to revive the role of Georgia in the region. He also suggests that cooperation between Baku, Tbilisi, and Ankara is targeted both towards decreasing the role of Russia in the region, and also isolating Armenia, a Russian ally.