, Armenia
Jan 2 2012

Opening Armenian-Turkish border to lead to instability-expert

January 02, 2012 | 17:05

YEREVAN. - Opening Armenian-Turkish border currently means export of
the instability from Middle East to South Caucasus and Armenia,
Nagorno-Karabakh primarily, Russian political analyst Andrey Areshev
told Armenian

`The main line in all contacts is the elite character, as well as
insufficient respond of the Armenian-Turkish societies, despite the
efforts of launching a dialogue, including the participation of
Western NGOs,' the expert said.

Areshev stated that Armenian and Turkish businessmen establish
contacts through the third state in developing trade relations on the
one hand. On the other, opening the border with Turkey may influence
negatively on the development of separate branches of the Armenian

`Regarding military-political sphere, this step could have meant
strengthening the supplies of the Northern network from the U.S. to
the Central Asia, which will raise negative reaction not so much by
Russia, but by Iran and China,' the expert concluded.

From: A. Papazian