Saturday, March 20, 2010

Armenian President Sargsyan on Genocide and NK: Euronews

In an earlier post - which, by the way, seems to have instigated an over-prolonged discussion - I had touched upon the over-politicization of the Armenian Genocide recognition in the Diaspora, and the difference of the perspectives that exist between Armenia the state and the Diaspora, especially over the issues of the Genocide and Nagorno Karabakh.

Today I stumbled upon this interview by Euronews with Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan on these issues.

Here he presents the official Yerevan perspective on the matter. Finally, Armenia realized that it needs to do significant damage control - in terms of the "image", as well as to save whatever was achieved in the reconciliation process - while he himself, as well as Erdoğan, urged third countries not to meddle in their bilateral relationship (as if it's possible at all)... It's also noteworthy that there was a protest in Istanbul against Turkish PM's recent comments threatening to expel the Armenian immigrant workers from Turkey.

In any case, it is obvious that there is willingness - on both sides - to move forward. It's important, then, to make sure that the progress is not stifled somewhere on the way.


1 comment:

  1. Well in foreign affairs point of view; what changed in Armenia is that for the first time in recent history US and Russian interest coincided.Therefore They put the protocols in the table.
    Turkey has invited Kocaryan to Turkey but he rejected it.
    Turkey signed the protocols because Armenia will withdraw 5 reyons they are invading in azerbaijan.The promise was given by big powers but they didnt do so..
    Noone can await Turkey to open anything with Armenia unless Armenia withdraws from Azerbaijan and Armenia withdraws blackmail campaign.
    Infact it is simple.when your neighbour is enemy to you,you are enemy to them...