Turkey appearing on the borders of Nagorno-Karabakh must be a matter of concern for us Armenians, and Turkey must not be among the forces determining the final status of Nagorno-Karabakh. This is what Vice-President of the Republican Party of Armenia Armen Ashotyan wrote on his Facebook page, adding the following:
“I understand Russia’s stance and am closely following the Russian-Turkish relations, stretching from Crimea to Syria, and from Central Asia to Libya.
Russia needs Turkey to fight against the US, and Erdogan is skillfully taking advantage of this. Russia and Turkey have established relations that can be considered “intimate conflict”. However, let’s not forget what kind of a country Turkey is and who Erdogan is. I have no doubt that Turkey will turn away from Moscow at a crucial moment, and this poses threats to not only Russia, but also Armenia.
The recent war in Artsakh, in which Turkey’s involvement was impetuous and obscene, stressed once again the physical security of Armenians in the region.
Many have noticed that Turkey hasn’t changed since the Armenian Genocide and hasn’t become a bit civilized and peaceful. I would like to emphasize once again that it is not possible to be loyal towards Turkey in trade at the expense of Armenia’s interests because, at the end, there will be neither loyalty nor Armenia.”