ArmInfo.Analyzing the statements of the representatives of the incumbent authorities of Armenia about the past war with the Azerbaijani-Turkish tandem and the prospects for relations with Turkey, one gets the impression that these people were delighted with what happened. Moreover, only because it allows them to normalize relations with Turkey. Doctor of Historical Sciences Hayk Demoyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"This series of events allows us to come to the conclusion that the leadership of Armenia, does not really understand what the Turkish-Azerbaijani tandem means and, most importantly, what Pan-Turkism means. And I absolutely do not understand why some of its representatives are so assured in the possibility of Ankara's changing its traditional position towards Armenia, "he said.
The historian considers such statements, in particular the statement of the head of the parliamentary faction "My Step" Lilit Makunts, as an actual call to refuse to mark the mournful date - the next anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. Analyzing this statement, coupled with the recent appeal of Recep Erdogan's Spokesman to Armenia "to take the right step so that Turkey opens the gates," Demoyan comes to the conclusion about the ongoing political bargaining.
Noting that the cost of the war is the Meghri corridor, the historian emphasized that the policy pursued by the current government of Armenia demonstrates the existence of a long-planned order, which has both internal and external beneficiaries. And the main question that arises in this regard, according to Demoyan, is the question - was the deliberate bringing of Armenia to war a part of this program. The last question, in turn, gives rise to many other questions.
"We see a certain plan around all this. And hearing today the joyful statements about "a good chance ", I understand that if there was no war, the authorities would not have this chance. War and defeat in this war have become for them a way and cost of staying in power. At least, to prolong this power. On the other hand, the price of the war is the Meghri corridor. And I absolutely do not understand what prevents our government from demanding the return of all our prisoners, by putting forward and playing this issue. In the end, this will allow Armenia gaining at least one trump card in its hands throughout this game. And the only way in this direction is to toughen Armenia's position along the corridor through Meghri with respect to all interested parties, "Demoyan summed up.