Armenia-Turkey protocol may be ratified, but it is hardly to have specific content: Russian expert
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 28 / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva/
Perhaps, the Armenian-Turkish protocols will be ratified, but they are unlikely to have specific content, because the talks aim not so much the normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations, as the Turkish-Western, believes Azar Mursaliyev, Political Scientist, Chief Editor of the Russian Kommersant newspaper.
"All parties are interested in finding a way out of this situation, saving a face," Mursaliyev said to Trend over a telephone from Moscow. "In this regard, perhaps, the protocols will be ratified, but it is unlikely that these documents will have a concrete content."
The Turkish prime minister says Turkey and Armenia will sign a deal to establish diplomatic ties on Oct. 10, Erdogan told Trend in an exclusive interview.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that the deal would be signed by the countries' foreign ministers, but it must be approved by the countries' parliaments before taking effect.
Theoretically, the Turkish parliament can ratify the agreement, but this process will be somewhat more complicated at the Armenian parliament, since there is alignment of forces is not so unambiguous, believes Mursaliyev.
In Turkey, the ruling party controls the parliament and has an absolute majority, but in Armenia - not the ruling party, but the ruling coalition, the expert said.
In his opinion, foreign policy in Armenia is used in the domestic political struggle, and such negotiations are always a convenient excuse to blame the enemy in betrayal of national interests.
Details are important in the case of establishing relations and signing of the Armenia-Turkey protocols is a question of interpretation, Mursaliyev said.
"Why would not ratify the treaty, accompanied by certain excuses? On Oct. 10, any law-tricks could be invented to postpone the decision so that a dialogue will continue during Serzh Sargsyan's visit to Turkey on Oct. 14," said Mursaliyev.