AZERBAIJAN-ISRAEL COOPERATION AS COUNTERBALANCE TO ARMENIA-TURKEY RAPPROCHEMENT

Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Oct 19 2009
Armenia

"The aggravation of the Turkish-Israeli relations is, to an extent,
a confrontation between the Islamic World and the Jewish state. It
is no secret that the incumbent Turkish authorities are pro-Islamic,
and, sooner or later, Turkey's relations with Israel were to reach
the present state," the RA Parliament member Vardan Khachatryan
told NEWS.am.

According to him, the main reason for disagreements between Turkey and
Israel is the latter's position on the Kurdish problem, particularly
its support for the formation of a Kurdish autonomy. In this context,
Khachatryan is sure that this factor certainly affected the bilateral
relations.

Simultaneously with aggravating its relations with Turkey, Israel
is developing relations with Azerbaijan. As to what effect it may
have on the Turkish-Azerbaijani strategic relations, Khachatryan
said: "Although I cannot make any forecasts, the Armenia-Turkey
normalization process would certainly cause problems between Turkey
and Azerbaijan. No doubts, Azerbaijan will revise its foreign policy.

As a result, official Baku will use cooperation with Israel as a
counterbalance to the Turkish-Armenian relations."