WASHINGTON NEEDED ARMENIA AND TURKEY TO REACH AGREEMENT BEFORE APR. 24

PanARMENIAN.Net
29.04.2009 17:04 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ USA Administration has long wished for Armenia
and Turkey to sign an agreement for normalization of ties. Most
probably recent agreement between Yerevan and Ankara was concluded
under Washington's pressure, Sinan Ogan Head of TURKSAM Center for
International Relations and Strategic Study told a PanARMENIAN.Net
reporter.

US President needed Armenia and Turkey to reach agreement before
Apr. 24. At his election campaign Barack Obama pledged, that as
President he will recognize the Armenian Genocide. He had to take
steps to prevent it from happening, Turkish expert noted.

According to Sinan Ogan, Armenian and Turkish Foreign Ministries
issuing a joint statement through intermediary of Switzerland does
not mean US did not interfere in the issue.

Currently both USA and Russia are interested in Armenian-Turkish border
opening and normalization of relations. Both Moscow and Washington
are unanimous in this issue. I believe this is the reason for recent
progress in Armenian-Turkish relations, Sinan Ogan noted.

Turkish Media, including Hurriyet circulated information that agreement
between Yerevan and Ankara was concluded under Washington's pressure.