EXPERT SAYS ARMENIAN LOBBY YIELDS TURKISH LOBBY IN WASHINGTON

Panorama
Dec 6 2010
Armenia

Armenian lobby in Washington isn't as powerful as Turkish lobby is,
expert Artak Shakaryan said in news conference today. He said he
was just back from Washington where he had a meeting with Turkish
lobbying company.

According to him studying the impacts of Armenian and Turkish lobbies
paying attention to deeper issues, it becomes obvious that Armenian
lobby isn't so powerful as theirs.

"We basically focus our voters, on California and Boston and we have
power in Congress. But Turkish lobby is more large scale. And business
lobbies they have mainly Turkish-Azerbaijani direction," he said.

Expert asked to pay attention on analytical centers and universities.

He said the universities target Turkish and Caucasian affairs and
they are financed by Turkish or pro-Turkish forces.

He said analytical centers are financed by Turkish companies and the
only neutral expert is Tom de Vaal.

A. Shakaryan stated that Ankara has more profound strategic influence
in US.