EXPERT: KURDISH ISSUE, POLLS, NOT TIES WITH ARMENIA ON TURKEY'S PRIORITY LIST

November 29, 2012 - 20:00 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Annual international forum titled "Dynamics of
regional security in South Caucasus" organized by the Institute for
National Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia and
Political Science Association of Armenia, kicked off in Yerevan Nov
29, with rector of Kadir Has University (KHU) Prof. Mustafa Aydın
representing Turkey.

As Mr. Aydın noted at the event, no progress is seen in
Armenian-Turkish ties, with the issue not even included on Ankara's
agenda.

Mr. Aydın cited recent developments in Near East behind the fact,
with Turkey currently focused on solving internal issues. "Prime
Minister Erdogan aiming to enter 2014 presidential race, constitutional
changes are now in progress, with Kurdish issue also left among those
unresolved," he said.

The event also featured former co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Vladimir
Kazimirov who prepared a report on alternative routes of Karabakh
conflict settlement.

The adviser to Defense Miniser, Hayk Kotanjyan hailed the academic
format of the event allowing to voice alternative views on solutions
of problems.