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Pashinyan desires to restore his shaken prestige

Speaking about the clashes that took place after Armenia's attack on Azerbaijan, Political Scientist Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Gündoğdu said: “Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan desires to restore his prestige shaken by the conflicts that took place in July and to mask the shock caused by the coronavirus epidemic in the economy.”

Pashinyan desires to restore his shaken prestige

Emphasizing that the occupying position of Armenia in the territories of Azerbaijan reinforces the instability of the Caucasus region,  faculty member of Istanbul Gelisim University Department of Political Science and International Relations Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Gundogdu said: "In this crisis, Armenia’s claim that Turkish F-16 downed Amenian Su-25 is possible to read as a manifestation of Armenia's desire to get support of  Russia, where it hosts its military base on the one hand, and France, where the Armenian lobby is very strong, on the other.

“CALLS OF CEASEFIRE ARE TEMPORARY POSTPONEMENT THE PROBLEM”

Reminding the call of Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron to lower the tension, Gündoğdu said: "Unless the United Nations (UN) General Assembly's past decisions to withdraw from the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia, supported by global actors such cease-fire calls mean nothing but a temporary postponement of the problem.”

“OSCE MINSK GROUP DID NOT EXHIBIT A DECIDED ATTITUDE TOWARD ARMENIA”

Gündoğdu stated that the OSCE Minsk Group, which is co-chaired by the USA, Russia and France, has not taken a decisive attitude towards Armenia, which is in an occupying position, and continued as follows:

“The strong Armenian lobby was instrumental in countries such as the USA and France approaching the Nagorno-Karabakh problem from a realpolitik perspective, not from an international legal perspective. Russia, on the other hand, is seen in a position that implicitly encourages Armenia as an actor holding a military base in Armenia, but, Russia’s potential to be a direct party to this conflict appears hardly in terms of relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan; following a balanced policy stands out as a more rational option.”

“A SIGNIFICANT POPULATION OF IRAN IS MADE OF CITIZENS OF AZERBAIJANIAN ORIGIN”

Emphasizing that a significant part of Population of Iran is Azerbaijanian origin Gündoğdu said: “Taking into consideration the Russia's anxiety from a powerful Azerbaijan in the Caucasus and in order not to confront these actors directly leads Turkey to a cautious position where it is not directly a party to war. In this direction, the support of Turkish foreign policy to Azerbaijan at the level of discourse, military training and technological support stands out as the most optimal option, since this crisis caused by Armenian aggression does not turn into a spiral of conflict involving regional powers.”



Edited date: 02.10.2020