ArmInfo.The current internal political crisis in Armenia can be viewed from two angles. This is an internal political, emotional, personal and, of course, a geopolitical angle of view of the situation. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by Sergei Markedonov, a leading researcher at the Institute of International Studies of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the editor-in-chief of the journal "International Analytics".
Commenting on the statement made on February 25 by the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu condemned the "coup attempt" on the same day. The press secretary of the Turkish President spoke in the same spirit in a similar manner. And the next day, Recep Erdogan himself said that "Turkey opposes any coups."
"And for the geopolitical angle, no doubt, there are obvious reasons. The 44-day war significantly changed the state of affairs in the Caucasus, destroying the status quo that has existed between Armenia and Azerbaijan since 1994. And if Moscow eventually confirmed its special As a mediator in a peaceful settlement, Ankara has made a serious application for strengthening its own military-political influence, and not only in the Caucasus, but also in the post-Soviet space as a whole, "he stressed.
As a result, today's Turkey, according to Markedonov, is positioning itself in the Caucasus not only as a strategic ally of Azerbaijan. Ankara seeks to determine future trajectories and vectors of regional security. And the Turkish reaction to the latest internal political events in Armenia, according to the analyst, has become a very indicative confirmation of these intentions and the scale of Ankara's appetites. "It would be naive to look for or see Turkey as a defender of democratic processes in neighboring countries. All the worried statements of Turkish top officials are conditioned by nothing more than their fears of possible internal political changes in Armenia. In particular, Ankara fears that the change of power in Armenia may lead to disavowal tripartite statements of November 10, 2020 and January 11, 2021, "he stressed.