Once a traitor, always a traitor: Armenia between Turkey and Russia

Once a traitor, always a traitor: Armenia between Turkey and Russia

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

It is no secret that the West seriously fears the Russian-Turkish rapprochement, which is very important today primarily for the resolution of conflicts in the Middle East.

A serious shift occurred in the resolution of the Syrian conflict after the creation of the Turkey-Russia-Iran format.

But there is another country - Armenia that also extremely fears rapprochement between Turkey and Russia.

The simplest reason is that now a friend of Armenia - Russia - has a different relationship with the enemy of Armenia - Turkey.

Armenians lived peacefully in the Ottoman Empire for centuries, and the Ottoman sultans called Armenians "Millet-i sadika" or "Tebai sadika", which mean faithful nation or loyal subjects. In the Ottoman Empire, Armenians held high positions at the courts, occupied leading positions in the financial sector and trade. Ottoman Armenians also held important positions in the civil service.

But despite all this, the "faithful nation" always looked for a reason to rebel against its master.

One of such "significant" events for the "faithful nation" was the weakening of the Ottoman Empire, as a result of which Armenian gangs rebelled in a number of areas of present-day Turkey and found support from the Russian Empire.

I would not like to compare the current Russia with the Ottoman Empire, but still some parallels can be drawn.

While the West imposed pressure on the Ottoman Empire, today a similar pressure is imposed on Russia.

It has already been noted above that the weakening of the Ottoman Empire led to the Armenian uprising, which means that the "faithful nation" has no permanent friends, but only its own ambitions.

In fact, today, Armenia, which has become a parliamentary republic headed by Nikol Pashinyan, pursues a policy of getting out of Russia's influence.

The policy pursued by Pashinyan once again proves that Armenia can turn away from Russia to the West at any moment, and this is well understood in Russia, which has rich and long-term traditions of statehood.

On the other hand, representatives of the "faithful nation" are well aware that Armenia is less interesting to Moscow than Turkey, as evidenced by the economic, political and military cooperation between Moscow and Ankara against the backdrop of tense relations between Turkey and the West.


Rufiz Hafizoglu, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Trend

Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Georgia's import prices dropping – TBC Capital
Georgia's import prices dropping – TBC Capital
Galt & Taggart reveals Georgia's trade turnover statistics
Galt & Taggart reveals Georgia's trade turnover statistics
Georgia's sheep exports up
Georgia's sheep exports up
Loading Bars
Azerbaijan confirms 1,477 more COVID-19 cases, 628 recoveries
Kazakh National Bank positively assesses development dynamics in domestic real sector
Azerbaijan exceeds honey production plan
National Iranian Drilling Company unveils number of drilled oil-gas wells in country
Turkey to invest in construction of laboratory for veterinary vaccines production in Azerbaijan
Afghanistan still owes Uzbekistan for electricity, debt continues to grow
VTB Bank Azerbaijan sees drastic increase in net profit
Azerbaijani Ombudsman briefs Bulgarian delegation about crimes committed by Armenia
Azerbaijani president congratulates president of Uzbekistan
After liberation of Gubadli, we continued victorious march and raised our national flag in Shusha - President Aliyev
Georgia's import prices dropping – TBC Capital
Azercell offers a new Wi-Fi campaign!
All of us felt this joy of victory after so many years - Azerbaijani president
Present and future generations of our people will always be proud of our martyrs - President Aliyev
Kazakhstan reports increase in annual coal production volumes
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 25
Azerbaijan shares latest data on lending to mining industry
Galt & Taggart reveals Georgia's trade turnover statistics
Today is significant and landmark day in history of Gubadli - President Ilham Aliyev
Kazakhstan eyes completing main reconstruction work of Kostanay airport by end of 2021
SOFAZ reveals revenues from Shah Deniz, ACG
Kazakhstan, Mongolia agree to continue co-op in agro-industrial complex
Iran's East Azerbaijan province continues investments in construction projects
Iran invites investors to develop energy sector
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva shares photos from Gubadli district on her Instagram page (PHOTO)
Iran seeks to curb inflation by aid of private sector
Kyrgyzstan plans to receive USD 80 mln from ADB for budget support
Kazakhstan’s National Bank changes base rate
Weekly review of trading at Turkmenistan's commodity exchange
Azerbaijan sees increase in turnover of payment cards
Kazakhstan’s National Bank reveals inflation rate for September 2021
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva meet with general public of Gubadli district
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva inaugurate 'Gubadli' substation
Turkey notes decrease in number of used vehicles
Prices on some food items soar in Iran
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend opening of new complex of SBS military unit in Gubadli distict
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend groundbreaking ceremony for Khanlig-Gubadli road
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visit Gubadli district (PHOTO)
5th edition of DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival to be held in Baku
Iran shares data on electricity generation of Esfahan TPP
Activity of certain enterprises in Iran's industrial parks resumed
Iran announces amount of loans issued to manufacturing enterprises
Turkey's value for steel export to Turkmenistan growing
Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan look to sign agreements in transport sector (Exclusive)
Iran, Germany to hold Joint Energy Committee meeting
Iran seeks to increase export of technical services to neighboring countries
Overall index of the Tehran Stock Exchange drops hard
Azerbaijan's trade turnover with US down in 9M2021
Georgia's sheep exports up
Many countries confirm efficacy of Sputnik V vaccine after a year use
Turkmen enterprise shares plans on processing sugar beet
Cargo movements in Iranian ports soar
Turkey shares data on ships received at Bartin port in 9M2021
Iran and Venezuela consider trading via gold and cryptocurrency transactions
ABB sees decrease in net working capital
ABB anticipates comparable revenue growth of 6-8% for full-year 2021
AT&T opens new Tel Aviv R&D center
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva posts photo from Gubadli district on her Instagram page (PHOTO)
Volume of Azerbaijani gas exports to Turkey disclosed
Saudi imports from UAE jump back up in August
Kazakh oil company opens tender to buy pipes
Kazakhstan decreases cargo transport via internal waters
Kazakh oilfield construction company opens tender to buy welding equipment
Turkmenistan to introduce telematics systems into agriculture
Kazakhstan's Samruk-Kazyna places five-year debut Eurobonds
Weekly review of Azerbaijani oil market
Georgia releases data on COVID-19 cases for October 25
OPEC under strong pressure to do something in order to lower oil prices
Azerbaijan records surge in tourist inflow
US senator signs Declaration on Azerbaijan's Restoration of Independence Day (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan reveals data on exports to Turkey for 9M2021
TAP consortium reveals time of starting hydrogen supplies
PayPal says it is not pursuing acquisition of Pinterest
Volume of TAP’s gas transportation by end-2021 announced
Prices for gasoline to start 2022 at higher levels
Iranian currency rates for October 25
Azerbaijani servicemen in reserve conducting drills
Number of ships received at Turkish Botas port for 9M2021 revealed
Value of Turkey's leather goods export to Azerbaijan up in September 2021
Azerbaijan establishes radio and television broadcasting in Gubadli (PHOTO)
Zangazur corridor - new reality created by Azerbaijan in region
BHOS student: ‘The liberation of Gubadli made me a Presidential Scholar’
Turkey records surge in number of registered Azerbaijani companies for 9M2021
HSBC surprises with 74% rise in Q3 profit and $2 bln buyback
President of Azerbaijan to pay visit to Turkey
Iran discloses data on annual mining extraction in South Khorasan Province
Iran shares trade data with African countries
Iran’s PEDEC to accelerate work on oil fields
Volume of cargo loaded/unloaded in Iran’s Dayyer port grows
National Iranian South Oil Company repairs equipment, spare parts
Oil prices extend gains to multi-year highs on tight supply
Iran boosts caviar exports
Monthly sales of goods at Iran Mercantile Exchange revealed
Iran's extraction from South Pars gas field to decrease
Iran shares data on tax revenues
Iran could become gas importer – NIOC
Iran extraction data on its from South Pars gas field
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to rise
Chinese President Xi calls for global cooperation on terrorism, climate change
Sudan PM Hamdok is under house arrest: Report
All news