“All is lost, Aliyev is demanding a“ corridor ”, and this issue is parallel with the Lachin corridor,” the opposition and its supporters said after the talks in Brussels.
“Everything is fine, Pashinyan and Aliyev agreed to open the railway,” state Duma members and their supporters comment on the results of the same negotiations. Reason suggests that these over-optimistic and super-pessimistic statements can be answered as follows: “If Aliyev wants a corridor, this does not mean at all that he will get it. On the other hand, if the leaders of the two countries announced that they allegedly agreed on the railroad, then one cannot immediately conclude that the railroad will work in the foreseeable future. “
No sane person in Armenia will object to the idea that the Soviet-era railway can work again. But there are many political, economic and technical obstacles on the way to this. I do not think that Azerbaijan needs this railway as badly as we do, and given such low motivation, it is obvious that they simply will not do it for us.
Let me draw an everyday parallel: if someone says that they will soon quit smoking, go to the gym and read 50 pages of fiction a day, then you have the right to express doubts about these “good intentions” until you see with your own eyes, that certain steps are being taken in this direction.
In general, I am very skeptical about empty statements, and from this point of view, I will allow myself to doubt the recent statements and “good neighborly” intentions of Turkey. Naturally, it is impossible to guess what is going on in Erdogan’s head.
The only clue that allows us to make assumptions about Turkey’s intentions is its previous actions. Even if we leave aside the Armenian Genocide and turn to modern history, one cannot but recall that negotiations on the normalization of relations have already been conducted, and on October 10, 2009 they reached a certain point – by signing the corresponding protocols. However, it soon became clear that Turkey was not going to fulfill the points of these protocols and was putting forward preliminary conditions in connection with Artsakh. If something like that happened 12 years ago, when the position of our state and Artsakh was better, can we rule out that now there will be no preconditions again, and more stringent ones?
I am against hanging such labels as “Turkization”, “Turkish citizenship” and other words with this root, since, let me say, I consider all this to be “rabbis”. But, on the other hand, the government is obliged to explain why it initiates this entire process and what results it expects from it.
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