TURKEY'S ACCESSION TO CUSTOMS UNION UNREALISTIC - EXPERT

15:53 31/10/2013 " POLITICS

Turkey's accession to the Customs Union is unrealistic and there
are no preconditions for that, Turkish studies expert, Director
of the Oriental Studies Institute of the Armenian National Academy
of Sciences Ruben Safrastyan told a press conference today, while
commenting on Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's statement on
Turkey's intention to join the Customs Union.

"It is part of Turkey's game, which is due to its disagreements with
the U.S. and the EU," the expert said.

Turkey is a member of NATO and the EU Customs Union and there has
been no official statement from Turkey on its intention to join the
Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Safrastyan said.

Source: Panorama.am