ArmInfo.Demanding more specifics from Yerevan in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries, Ankara, in fact, opens a new front against Armenia. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by Dean of YSU Faculty of Oriental Studies, Turkologist, Professor Ruben Melkonyan.
"We see a gradually increasing degree of Turkish pressure on the Armenian authorities, which does not promise anything good for the latter in the foreseeable future. Ankara will now force Yerevan to do specific actions in a specific direction on its field. And in case of abandoning the rules of the game dictated by it, without a doubt it will resort to its rich arsenal of pressure tools and mechanisms," he forecasts.
According to the professor, one of such mechanisms continues to be Turkish preconditions towards Armenia. And Ankara, according to his forecasts, will actively use any such mechanisms against Yerevan, up to their elevation to the rank of expansion tools. According to the forecasts of the Turkologist, such a Turkish policy, which continues to be based on Armenophobia, will inevitably give a conflict character to the Armenian-Turkish relations, even if the process of their normalization is successfully completed.
" Let us put a point on it - it is Turkey who wants to normalize relations with Armenia, which at the same time seeks to see Artsakh as part of Azerbaijan. This is due to the willingness of the current leadership of Armenia to cross the red lines that are taboo for all its predecessors throughout the country's modern history. This became necessary for Ankara only today for the simple reason that, unlike the past three decades, today it can dictate its will to Yerevan," he stressed.
In this light, the professor paid particular attention to the Turkish proposals for a new clarification of the Armenian-Turkish border. The latter, in his opinion, is due to Turkey's desire to receive official recognition of its own territorial integrity from Armenia as a result of such clarification. Of course, through the legitimization of the Treaty of Kars, which in fact is just one of its own preconditions in relation to Armenia.