Time for opening Armenian-Turkish border hasn't come yet

PanARMENIAN.Net - A visit is not beginning of talks, said Svante Cornell, research director of the Stockholm Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.



It should be taken as a gesture, according to him.



"Turkey will not change its tough policy toward Armenia and the time to open the border with Armenia hasn't come yet. Turkey made this move not on its own accord, but under U.S. pressure, as the war in Abkhazia and South Ossetia seriously affected Armenia's economy," Cornell said.



"West understands that only restoration of relations with Turkey can help to revive economy in Armenia," he added, Trend Azeri news agency reports.
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