ArmInfo. The problem of Turkey in Syria is that Ankara began to act contrary to the agreements of all parties that were involved in Syria. Hovhannes Igityan, deputy chairman of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, said this in an interview with ArmInfo correspondent.
He noted that Ankara failed its partners on the Syrian issue, in particular, Russia. "In 2018, there was a breakthrough in the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria. All the players agreed that all their actions will be aimed at establishing peace, that is, there was light at the end of the tunnel. And Turkey, by its invasion of Idlib, has violated all these possibilities", the MP emphasized.
Igityan noted that Turkish militancy in Syria could neither lead to intensification of hostilities. "That is why, today, international players do not perceive Turkey as a country that can have a beneficial effect on the resolution of conflicts," he said.
As for the upcoming meeting between the President of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan, the MP noted that only Moscow and Ankara could not agree on the Syrian issue. Igityan emphasized. Asked by ArmInfo about how likely it is that Azerbaijan will try to take advantage of this situation and strike at Artsakh, the MP noted: "Baku should be aware that the situation has changed significantly since 2016. Then Azerbaijan tried to solve it through military aggression, but failed, and today , it will be even more difficult for them, given a number of objective factors.
Firstly, the domestic political and economic situation in Azerbaijan has deteriorated significantly. Moreover, the rating of Baku at various international venues fell sharply, which was associated, inter alia, with the latest elections. It became obvious that all the reforms carried out by Baku are nothing but window dressing. Secondly, the NKR defense army is now much more ready for such a scenario, and finally, the last factor is the position of Armenia in the international arena. All these factors make Azerbaijan's attempts to resolve the issue by military means less likely, "Igityan concluded.