Drawing Ankara into South Caucasus, Moscow tries to diminish U.S. influence on the region

PanARMENIAN.Net - Self-efficiency is manifestation of independence. The same refers to Ankara's regional policy,

NKR political scientist David Babayan wrote in a peace of opinion titled "Global, regional and local levels of latest political transformations in the South Caucasus," obtained by PanARMENIAN.Net

"Self-efficiency should be maintained both in internal and external policies. One of its components is a certain system of values that underlies the "two states, one nation" formula invented in early 1990-ies.

Turkism or Turkic solidarity outlines a game of many moves. The point is that drawing Ankara into the South Caucasus, Moscow tries to diminish the U.S. influence on the region. It's quite clear that if the regional problems are discussed by regional powers, exterritorial countries will hardly penetrate into the process," he wrote.

Ankara's engagement into the South Caucasus geopolitics can cause problems in Turkey and throughout Middle East, according to Babayan.

"Turkism as a basis of Turkish self-sufficiency will inevitably affect the Kurdish population, whose ethnic area is contiguous to the Transcaucasia. Turkism will also arouse serious concerns in Iran. Besides, it's beyond Europe's interests, since the process can become unpredictable," he said.
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