olitical expert Qabil Huseynli told an axar.az correspondent that if the Kremlin can manage to see in a different light the state of affairs in relations among the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Russia trio, then the status-quo in the region might change for the better.
“For this, Russia needs to make certain concessions. In this format Russia should restore all trade relations, and relations in some other spheres, with Turkey. For Azerbaijan, the question has a deeper and more complex character. Our challenge is to restore and assure the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. In this question Russia must exert substantial influence on Armenia.
“At present, Russia is arming Armenia and in doing so is supposedly creating a military balance in the region, but this policy cannot be called reasonable. Rather, it is necessary to restore good-neighborly relations between the two peoples, restore economic and political ties, and in this Russia must play a key role. It’s no secret that the fate of Nagorno-Karabakh will be decided by Russia. Whereas the present status quo means only war and further economic losses. The Kremlin must treat this problem only within the framework of international law”, stated the political expert.
Qabil Huseynli also believes that “if it becomes necessary, Turkey should make a tactical move and back down for a while from its position on Karabakh. But the opinion has already long been formed in Turkey that Azerbaijan will never resort to territorial concessions. This means that Turkey will begin to act on the Karabakh question at an advantageous moment and in advance of decisive meetings on Karabakh.
“At present, Putin is using the situation that has taken shape, and most likely will dictate conditions to Erdoğan. But despite this, the Kremlin and Ankara will draw closer to one another at an accelerating rate.”