ArmInfo.he one that Turkey will definitely not fight is Russia. President of the Middle East Institute Yevgeny Satanovsky expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"As you know Turks remember very well and know how all the wars with Russia ended for them. Well, whoever does not remember can read Turkish history books, which very truthfully tells about all the Russian-Turkish wars. And as of today Russian troops are stationed in Armenia and Karabakh. Therefore, I consider it unnecessary to consider the possibility of a Turkish attack on Armenia," he said.
Commenting on the current process of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations, the orientalist noted that after the victory won by Turkey over Armenia in the 44-day war, Ankara has no fears about Yerevan's possible territorial claims in its regard. However, in his opinion Turks have quite serious concerns about the prospect of compensation for the Armenian Genocide committed in 1915, of course, if it is recognized by Ankara.
"It is precisely these fears that are the reason for the decision taken in Ankara quite a long time ago, according to which the Armenian Genocide simply did not take place. Turkey decided in no way to allow itself the consequences of similar consequences for Germany for the Holocaust of the Jews. Many of Turkey's own claims regarding Armenia take their roots from here. In particular, Yerevan's position on the need for international recognition of the Genocide is unacceptable for the Turks," he stressed.
According to the orientalist, experiencing international pressure as well as pressure from the Armenian Diaspora on the issue of recognition of the Genocide, Ankara, from time to time loudly complains about the Armenian radicals and the Diaspora, which interfere with the Turkish-Armenian normalization. " The last time this was done by head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Mr. Cavusoglu. The point of view is generally clear - he does not like the Armenian Diaspora, he does not like people who stubbornly do not want to forget the fact of the Genocide in Armenia itself. "Meanwhile, everything is being done in Turkey to forget the crimes committed by the Young Turks not only by themselves but also to make the descendants of the victims forget these crimes," Satanovsky concluded.