Armenia between Turkey, Arab countries: Trend News Commentator

Rufiz Hafizoglu, head of Trend Middle East Desk

Already no one doubts that Turkey and Armenia want to draw together and have already took sufficiently many steps in this regard. Because if earlier Turkey in no way commented on this rapprochement, then the officials of the country officially stated that Ankara has this intention.

According to the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Ali Babacan, the two countries have never been so close to each other since 1915. It is interesting that Babacan also said that there is no need for mediators in the Turkish-Armenian relations.

Some experts consider that Turkey wants to improve its relations with Armenia in order to become closer with the new U.S. Administration, and to make this until the Congress recognize so-called "Armenian genocide". Because this question will be again actualized on April 28.

Undoubtedly, both Armenia and Turkey want to re-establish bilateral relations. But unlike Turkey, Armenians, being based on their farsighted policy, intended to find mediators in order to save the country from the abyss, into which it rolls.

In actuality, Armenia's access to the world is possible through Iran. However, here Armenia is concerned by one question: how long the relations between Teheran and Yerevan on the background of stressed Iran- American relations will continue?

And, as always, Armenia attempts to turn the events into its benefit.

Different reaction to the last events in Gaza Strip appeared in many countries. Amongst them Turkey expressed the most rigid response against the military operations of Israel in Gaza. After five minute debates with the President of Israel Shimon Peres at the Davos economic forum, the Prime Minister of Turkey Erdogan fell into the history as a hero for someone, and as a politician, who can not control his emotions, for other one.

Erdogan accused Israel of committing genocide against the innocent civilians in Gaza. In Turkey, Palestine, Egypt and other several countries, the Prime Minister became national hero, while in some Arab states even was expressed unique wish, "we would have our Erdogan" ...

There were those, who considered that the Turkish- Israeli relations will be spoiled after this step of Erdogan, and Armenians will draw together with the Jewish lobby. But the relations between Turkey and Israel remained at the previous level.

Erdogan's speech in Davos contradicted the interests of Arab leaders, who desire to hold authority at any cost. Because Turkey is the lawful successor of the Ottoman Empire, and Islamic caliphate in a moment became the real leader of entire Islamic, especially Arab world.

The ongoing events couldn't pass by Egypt which is regarded a cradle of the Arabian world and controlled in extraordinary situations for 20 year. Arabs' first adequate step towards Turkey was a decision on inadmissibility of interference of non-Arabian states in settling Palestinian problem made by Arabian countries' Foreign Ministers at a meeting of the United Arab Emirates.

As this decision wasn't of a great significance for official Ankara, Egyptian Leader Hosni Mubarak paid an official visit to Ankara on Feb. 12 to show Erdogan who is who in this region.

At first, it seemed that everything was set ok. However, Armenian Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandian's visit to Cairo turned everything upside down. Within the visit, Armenia allegedly discussed only "development of diplomatic relations" and "consolidation of political ties" with Egypt.

On the background of the Armenian Minister's visit to Cairo Egypt sent an open statement to Turkey. Armenia has become a political toy in the hands of super powers.

Having met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, Armenian minister asked him to mediate in the Turkey-Armenia negotiations. "Despite the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has not been resolved, I believe in the dialogue between Ankara and Yerevan. I hope Syria will stand a mediator between the two countries," Nalbandian added.

Armenian minister's request still undetermined. Many experts consider that Syria's mediation between Ankara and Yerevan s impossible. Naturally, there is logic in Armenian's statement. Yerevan tries to accelerate the Armenian-Turkish talks. By opening borders, Armenia wants to open the door to the Middle East.

Politically Syria and Armenia cooperate in many spheres. But Damascus has no influence on Ankara, which mediates in the Syrian-Israeli negotiations.

Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at: [email protected]

Uzbekistan, Belarus eye signing mutual tourism dev’t agreement
Uzbekistan, Belarus eye signing mutual tourism dev’t agreement
UAE based company to grow cannabis in Uzbekistan’s Syrdarya region
UAE based company to grow cannabis in Uzbekistan’s Syrdarya region
Afrosiyob Palace hotel in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand region put up for auction
Afrosiyob Palace hotel in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand region put up for auction
Loading Bars
Quarantine regime to affect some investment projects of Kazakh national oil company
Equal number of Russian, Turkish personnel to work in center to control ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh
Georgian IT sector to arouse investor interest
Azerbaijani marine infantry personnel return to place of permanent deployment (PHOTO)
Delivery process of logistic support assets for peacekeeping contingent in Azerbaijan continues (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Georgian economy sees decrease due to COVID-19 lockdown
Return of Lachin district by Azerbaijan has not only important political, but also economic significance - Georgian expert
AP publishes article highlighting political success of Azerbaijan over Karabakh conflict
Foreign trade operations between Azerbaijan and Poland up
Georgia reveals details of Fourth Stage of Anti-Crisis Plan
Azerbaijani Culture Minister gives interview to France 24
Gradual liberalization of wholesale and retail electricity markets defined in Georgia
Import of aluminum by Azerbaijan up
Georgia approves volume of external debt planned for 2021
Development of well-functioning gas hub to diversify Georgia’s gas market
Uzbekistan, Belarus eye signing mutual tourism dev’t agreement
Demand for tobacco products in Azerbaijan may decline amid pandemic crisis
UAE based company to grow cannabis in Uzbekistan’s Syrdarya region
Fiat brand to electrify 60% of its models by end-2021
Azerbaijani Finance Ministry auctions state medium-term bonds
Georgian hazelnut-producing company faces with complex logistics
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on December 2
Number of phishing attacks on Azerbaijani web sites down
European culture to have new dimensions with Lachin's liberation - US expert
Enagas working on 12 projects in hydrogen developments
Spanish Enagas moving towards more sustainable energy model
Azerbaijan's mortgage fund puts up new bond tranche for auction
Georgia names number of beneficiaries of discount cards under agro-diesel promotion program
World Bank helps Georgia to purchase equipment in its fight against coronavirus
Italy decreases crude petroleum oil import from Kazakhstan year-on-year
Azerbaijan's minister of transport meets UK ambassador
Municipality of Italy's Milan adopts document in support of Azerbaijan
Ganja teenager won a bronze medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics!
Production at Azerbaijan’s Kursangi, Garabagli fields adjusted under OPEC+ deal
Georgia reveals Top-5 insurance companies by car insurance premiums
Israeli startups raised over $900m in November
Afrosiyob Palace hotel in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand region put up for auction
Absolute volume of mortgage loans in Azerbaijan grows in 10M2020
Kazakhstan creating e-maps of farmlands to support farmers
Projects linking Turkmenistan with South Caucasus may be of great interest to Belgium - ambassador
Georgia sees increase in persimmon and caraway seeds export
Uzbekistan meets criteria for participation in GSP+, EU commission says
Kazakhstan-based ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC looks to expand export supplies
Azerbaijan increases production of construction materials
BP PETROLLERİ A.S. reduces aviation fuels exports
First VP Mehriban Aliyeva congratulates Azerbaijani people on liberation of Lachin (PHOTO)
Georgia sees increase in volume of overdue loans
Kazakhstan, Russia eye increasing mutual flights
SHELL & TURCAS PETROL A.S. reduces petroleum products’ sales in Turkey
UK retailer Debenhams to be liquidated
Pfizer-BioNTech seek EU emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine, target December rollout
Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for December 1
Georgian Stock Exchange launches debut depositary notes
Ukraine to launch new flights to Azerbaijan
Employment in Iran's Zanjan Province increases
Uzbek-Korean JV announces tender for spare parts
Gas supply projects for Kazakh cities to help improve social conditions of citizens
Azerbaijanis in Switzerland protest against 'Le Temps' newspaper of succumbing to Armenian provocation
Wheat cultivation increases in Iran
OPEC+ likely to reach compromise to delay increase in production
Give city of Marseille to Armenians, change its name, create second state for them there - President Aliyev to French Senate
Baku Textile Factory to produce millions of face masks during December 2020
Total amount of transactions on Turkmen State Commodity Exchange for November 2020
Georgia reports 3,759 new cases of coronavirus
We are back Lachin! - Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry
EU supports Georgia in strengthening electricity market reforms
Pensions to increase in Georgia from January 1
Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to support e-commerce dev't in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan confirms 4,426 new COVID-19 cases, 1,995 recoveries
Azerbaijan's volume of deposits in national currency edges up
Iranian gov't has one-month deadline to suspend implementation of NPT Additional Protocol
Current average cotton yield in Azerbaijan exceeds last year's - Agriculture Ministry
Import of defense industry products by Georgia from Turkey up
More private Turkmen companies manufacture dairy products
Uzbekneftegaz JSC opens tender for IT services
Pilot cargo transportation between Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan carried out via digital procedure
Uzbekistan's Kafolat Insurance Company shows solid financial performance amid coronavirus lockdowns
Georgian Phazis Oil Company implementing Kulevi high-technology oil refinery project
AzerTelecom’s digital infrastructure project along bottom of Caspian Sea discussed at “Turkmentel 2020” conference (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan establishing connection with its integral part, Nakhchivan. Azerbaijan connects with Turkey - President Aliyev
People living in Nagorno-Karabakh today are citizens of Azerbaijan - President Aliyev
We are demonstrating to whole world that we are great, invincible people - President Aliyev
A new era begins for our country - President of Azerbaijan
I wonder what conditions Pashinyan can put forward today and who he can put forward those seven conditions to - President Aliyev
Armenia, you are a dead end. We made you a dead end - President of Azerbaijan
Festive procession in Baku in connection with liberation of Azerbaijan’s Lachin district (PHOTO)
Activities of Iran's Arak nuclear reactor to restore soon
President Aliyev comments on implementation of statement signed on 10 November
Lachin corridor passes through city of Lachin, therefore, we propose to build new corridor - President Aliyev
Khazar Consortium opens tender for maintenance in Turkmenistan
Lachin residents visit Alley of Martyrs in Azerbaijan’s Baku (PHOTO)
In matter of 44 days, we destroyed equipment Armenia been collecting for 30 years - President Aliyev
Activity of Azerbaijani users on Facebook greatly increases
President Aliyev names destroyed, taken as spoils of war equipment of Armenian army
Azerbaijani banks increase demand for foreign currency
Half of Armenia’s wheat harvest came from our lands - President of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan decreases value of copper products import in 10M2020
Armenia did not want to return single centimeter of land to us - President of Azerbaijan
Unlike Armenian leadership, we have strategic vision - President of Azerbaijan
Number of enterprises launched in Iran's Khuzestan Province grows
All news