Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 12 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
There is little or no chance that Jan.12 the Armenian Constitutional Court's decision and the actions by the Armenian parliament later, will go against the wishes of the Armenian government and President Serzh Sargsyan, Director of Armenian Center for National and International Studies Richard Giragosian believes.
"The Armenian government is committed to adopting the protocols, but only after or at the same time as Turkey," Giragosian wrote Trend in an e-mail.
At the meeting on Tuesday, the Armenian Constitutional Court reviewed the constitutionality of the Armenian-Turkish protocols, after which the court members retired to the deliberation room to make a decision, ARKA reported.
Armenian Constitutional Court Chairman Gagik Harutyunyan said that according to the court's decision the case is reviewed in a written procedural order based on documents presented to the court.
Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocols in Zurich Oct. 10.
Diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey have been broken due to Armenia's claims of an alleged genocide, and its occupation of Azerbaijani lands. The border between them has been broken since 1993.
According to the expert, the status of the protocols has been stalled or delayed, but with the delay limited to the Turkish side only.
"The real challenge is limited to the Turkish side and there is a real danger that if Turkey fails to meet the expectations of the international community by ratifying the protocols "within a reasonable timeframe," Turkey may suffer a strategic loss and may even pay a price for turning back after so much diplomatic capital has already been extended by all sides," he added.
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