ARAM SAFARYAN: ANKARA SHOULD DEMONSTRATE MORE BALANCED POLICY IN SOUTH CAUCASUS

PanARMENIAN.Net
May 17, 2010 - 15:23 AMT 10:23 GMT

Cooperation between Turkey and Iran is not surprising, according to
secretary of Prosperous Armenia parliamentary group.

"These two countries need each other," Aram Safaryan told a
PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, when commenting on the nuclear fuel swap
deal signed by Turkey and Iran. "This agreement means that Ankara
increases influence on Tehran, with the green light given by Turkey's
European partners.

Touching upon Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to
Baku, Mr. Safaryan said that "Ankara should demonstrate a more balanced
policy in the South Caucasus, instead of observing Baku's interests."

"We should also keep in mind that Russia will never allow Turkey
to increase influence in the region to the detriment of its own
interests," he concluded.