Azerbaijan, Baku, December 29 / Trend , U.Sadikhova /
The domestic political situation in
Turkey, which more remembers political crisis, will further influence the development of the situation around the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations, said the head of the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan Elkhan Nuriyev.
"Turkey is found between two fires and is experiencing serious internal political crisis. This prevents coordinating actions and deciding how to move, what to do and in what direction to go, given the geopolitics of Azerbaijan and its increasing role in the regional arena," Nuriyev briefed the media on Dec. 29, evaluating the results of the Center's activities in 2009.
Nureyev was optimistic about the future of the Azerbaijani-Turkish relations, noting that domestic political factors in Turkey will exert its influence and the steps taken by the political leadership of Turkey will play an important role.
Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocols in Zurich on Oct. 10.
"Turkey's political establishment is undergoing strong political crisis that Turkey has already experienced, Nuriyev said. It will take time for Turkey to decide what the Turks or Turkey want at this stage. I think that the situation will become clearer by spring."