ArmInfo.Considering that in the recent period Recep Erdogan has by no means limited himself to speeches in his foreign policy, concrete actions may well follow his statements to Armenia. Ruben Melkonyan, Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of YSU, expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
In his speech at the UN, Erdogan actually demanded from the international community an immediate solution to the Karabakh problem within the framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. He also accused Armenia of hindering the establishment of peace and stability in the South Caucasus. Erdogan has voiced similar accusations against Armenia in the period following Azerbaijan's July aggression in the Tavush direction of the border with Armenia.
"We need to draw quick and serious conclusions from these statements. Erdogan's statements of the last period have become a kind of indicator of future Turkish steps and course of action. There is a tendency for the rapid transformation of words into deeds. We see all this on the example of Turkey's behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean, in relations with Greece. and Cyprus, Syria and Libya. The statements were followed by specific provocative steps, including the deployment of troops, "he stressed.
The orientalist considers the South Caucasus as one of the targets of such an aggressive Turkish policy. And Ankara's priority target in the South Caucasus is Armenia. And in this light, one should consider Erdogan's behavior as an indicator of very serious and dangerous impulses for Armenia.
The expert examines the same Armenian part of the speech of the Turkish president from the UN rostrum in the context of the desire to give Azerbaijan's demands a Turkish weight, and, moreover, demonstrates the involvement of Ankara and Baku in the anti-Armenian cooperation more and more spheres.
The expert examines this behavior of Turkey towards Armenia through the prism of the latest changes in Turkish policy in general. The changes only added to her aggressiveness in all directions. The essence of these changes, according to the orientalist, consists in Turkey's attempts to penetrate into a wide variety of conflicts by giving them an atmosphere of greater aggressiveness with the future prospect of obtaining certain dividends.
"Based on the examples of Syria, Libya, and now the Eastern Mediterranean, we see that Turkey manages to achieve a certain degree of involvement in regional conflicts precisely thanks to such a policy. In this light, the Armenian response to Erdogan's anti-Armenian statements should have followed much earlier and The deepening cooperation of the efforts of Ankara and Baku affects not only Armenia. Their aggressive positions are identical in almost all conflict situations in the region. All this contains great threats, given that Turkey sees the solution of any conflicts within its own destructive, genocidal instruments " , - summed up Melkonyan.