NYT: TURKEY'S AND RUSSIA'S POSITIONS WILL FURTHER STRENGTHEN IN SOUTH CAUCASUS IN CASE OF NORMALIZATION OF ARMENIAN-TURKISH RELATIONS

NOYAN TAPAN
MAY 5, 2009
NEW YORK

If the Armenian-Turkish relations are normalized, the South Caucasus
will turn into a stable region, the New York Times newspaper writes.

"However, in that case, not the positions of the U.S. and EU having
made much less contribution to the peaceful process, but of the
two former empires rich in gas and oil, being an important transit
way for Europe, wishing to again strengthen their positions in the
region, namely, Russia and Turkey, will strengthen in the region,"
the periodical writes.