The Problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, as the Factor of Defining Turkey-Azerbaijan Relations Cover Image

მთიანი ყარაბაღის პრობლემა, როგორც თურქეთ-აზერბაიჯანის ურთიერთობის განმსაზღვრელი ფაქტორი
The Problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, as the Factor of Defining Turkey-Azerbaijan Relations

Author(s): Zaza Beridze
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Political history, Military policy, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: ბათუმის შოთა რუსთაველის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი, ჰუმანიტარული მეცნიერებატა ფაკულტეტის აღმოსავლეთმცოდნეობის დეპარტამენტის „ელექტრონული ჟურნალი“.
Keywords: Turkey; Azerbaijan; Relations;

Summary/Abstract: In relation with Nagorno-Karabakh, being as a part of Azerbaijan, the disagreement rised between Azerbaijan and Armenia is a key defining factor of relation of these countries with Turkey. That is why, all issues or relations between Erevan and Baku are both directly and indirectly related with Karabakh conflict. Negotiations of Minsk Group within OSCE format are fruitless from 1992. Azerbaijanis are „Turks“ for a big part of Armenian society. That is why a link between Armenian Genocide of 1915-1916 and possible aims of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh was rapidly detected. Karabakh conflict defined Turkey-Armenia diplomatic conflict. Ankara will try to correct relations with Armenia only in case Erevan concedes positions with Azerbaijan. Armenia is not going to concede Karabakh issue. Despite Turkey did not provide active military support to Azerbaijan, Turkey was the most important partner of Azerbaijan in the confilict, which was supported by a series of agreements. Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has also critically important impact upon development of the international relations in South Caucasia. Azerbaijan and Turkey are deeply interrelation with each other. The closed the outgoing borders to Armenia. Isolated Armenia is waiting for danger from Azerbaijan which is constantly equippingits army with arms and seeking for protection in Russia. Turkey considers Azerbaijan’s demand to keep Armenia isolated. From its turn Baku supports Turkey ambitions to the major player in the region.