Posts Tagged ‘armenia’

Karabakh conflict hard to solve without regional help

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can’t be solved with international organizations’ involvement, as evidenced by the work of OSCE Minsk Group, which has for many years demonstrated its inefficiency, says Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu, co-president of the Turkish analytical center, the Strategic Outlook.

War Games in Caucasia

The “Shant-2015” military exercises of the Armenian Defense Ministry were conducted Sept. 3-6. Unlike during previous exercises, the public’s preparedness for a possible war was measured. “Shant-2015” was interesting and important because for the first time the capabilities of a country which has had serious disagreements with Azerbaijan were evaluated in a scenario of regional warfare. A statement [...]

Can Turkey compete with Iran in the Caucasus?

The agreement reached as the result of talks between Iran and P5+1 countries (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus Germany) has led to debate over whether or not Iran is going to wield a more influential set of foreign policies in the Caucasus from here onwards. It seems quite possible [...]

Protests in Armenia

The increase in the price of electricity announced by the Armenian Public Services Regulatory Commission, effective Aug. 1, provoked a great deal of reaction from the people. Demonstrators protested the electricity price hike with a sit-in at Yerevan’s Freedom Square on June 18. The protests, initiated by the “No-to-Robbery” movement, have attracted attention from different [...]

Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict in the South Caucasus

“The Soviet Union,” which has two contradictory definitions like “Prison of Peoples” and “Free Association of Peoples,” is called as the perpetrator of many ethnic and regional problems in Eurasia today. Its managing culture on numerous ethnic and religious elements with its ideological perspective closed to criticism is one of the most important issues to [...]

Who will Turkey talk to on the Armenian issue?

Turkey, which has been trying to preserve its power in the international arena by relying on the support of its Western allies, is currently suffering from serious backlash. Our politicians, who are unable to realize the growing resentment towards Turkey in the West due to domestic political considerations, continue to make bold and optimistic statements.

Only dialogue can solve Turkish, Armenian problems

Though Turkey’s relations with Armenia have been strained by a number of historical and political issues, a Turkish Caucasus analyst who lived and studied in Armenia points out in his new book that only dialogue can solve problems.

Why is Iran provoking ethnic clashes?

Nagorno-Karabakh, regarded as the heart of the South Caucasus, is appropriate as the scene of political and economic movements because of its strategic location and undefined status. Due to the ongoing Armenian occupation, Armenia and its close allies have flexibility in pursuing their policies in the region and as a result, we are witnessing some developments [...]

The French impasse in Turkish-Armenian relations

The most important thing that French President Nicolas Sarkozy emphasized during a visit to Yerevan in October 2011 was that France will introduce sanctions against Turkey if it fails to recognize the Armenian genocide by the end of the year.

Reflections of Israeli Crisis in Caucasus

The recent tension between Turkey and Israel has over the last year affected the fronts of alliances in the region, leading to pursuits for new forms of alliances subsequent to the current crisis. Back then, the Azerbaijani and Armenian media adopted differing approaches vis-à-vis the fate of the Mavi Marmara volunteers. Armenia has made statements over [...]

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