In recent weeks we have seen an acceleration in efforts to normalize relations between Armenia and Turkey. These efforts are “encouraged,” if not imposed, by Russia, the US, and Europe and it is clear that Turkey’s negotiation strategy on some issue is being coordinated with Azerbaijan.
Yet as Armenia and its leaders state that Yerevan will take part in talks without preconditions and expect the same on the part of Turkey, we discern the opposite from Ankara.
Turkey’s officials, from its president on down, have called for Armenia to recognize Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity, which includes Artsakh as part of Azerbaijan. Lately, the same officials are also calling for Armenia to sign onto Baku’s scheme to establish a transport corridor that will connect Azerbaijan to Nakhichevan and Turkey through Armenia—the so-called “Zangezur Corridor.”
Just last week, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson also vowed that the current normalization efforts will destroy the Armenian-American community because the “basis on which that the diaspora has formulated all its arguments is on the verge of collapse.” This, of course, is a reference to our community’s valiant efforts in the pursuit of justice for the Armenian Genocide.
This normalization process, assuming, is fraught with dangers, even more so than in 2009 when President Serzh Sarkisian agreed to the signing of the Turkish-Armenian Protocols. The reason is simple: Armenia is a defeated state and both common sense and Turkey’s diplomatic traditions suggest that Ankara has no reason to minimize its demands, to the contrary.
Indeed, some issues exceed the mandate of any Armenian government.
- First, the veracity of the Armenian Genocide and the just retribution for it should not be undermined in any way.
- Second, issues pertaining to Artsakh, such as its final status and territory, should not be included in this process of normalization as they are within the purview of Minsk Group co-chairs’ mandate.
- Third, Armenia’s territorial integrity should not be undermined by a so-called “Zangezur Corridor” between Nakhichevan and mainland Azerbaijan—a scheme advanced by Aliyev and wholeheartedly supported by Turkey.
The Turkish government and its president have ruled that country with an iron fist and have betrayed their own allies to advance their desired objectives. It is the same unscrupulous government that will sit down with Armenia’s representative to create “dialogue.”
As we have said before, we do not object to dialogue that will advance Armenia’s interests in the region but we do wholeheartedly and vehemently oppose surrender.
We call on the Armenian government to proceed with the utmost caution and conduct this process in a transparent and accountable fashion, which thus far has been shrouded in secrecy. We also anticipate that other political forces in Armenia will be resolute in their actions to guarantee the very existence of our homeland and our Nation.
In the Diaspora, our communities have a responsibility—especially in stakeholder countries—to engage political and elected officials, and by raising these concerns, urge them to advocate for Armenia’s interests in the process. As was the case in 2009, we are taking up the mantle to diligently follow the processes and marshal the community to take action to prevent threats to the homeland and the Nation.
Armenian Revolutionary Federation
Western U.S. Central Committee
Armenia has to wait and play the political games until the Turkish moron sick man of Europe is retired. He has anti-West anti-Russia and anti-Christian mental disorders.
Well said and a good turk leader is the dead one we trust frogs more
you diaspora armenians speaking only for your own benefit . Armenia is slowly disappearing. The people left from 3 million to 2 million are very poor. What is it in your interest?
Remember We have millions of Turks in Turkey, who have Armenian blood (hidden Armenians) or better say Islamized Armenians, especially around the Armenian border (Western Armenia) and Hamshen Armenians, who speak their special Armenian tongue. They consider themselves not Turks and hide as much as possible.
I don’t know which part of Azerbaijan you came from, but your love toward Armenia is unlimited and we should give our thanks to you, that Armenia is always in your mind. We are 8 to 10 million around the world, mostly the survivors of the Armenian Genocide. We have a bigger plan for Armenia, which is a secret and we can’t discuss it with you here, sorry.
At this moment in this unstable world of today, Armenia is surrounded by a fake corrupt country named Azerbaijan North with a funny sheep rider named Aliyev whose corruption made him a laughing stock of the world, who prays only in Shushi’s Persian Mosque, eat Artsakh pork chops, Putin, who has a KGB mentality anytime can sail with his Armaments from North of Caspian sea toward Baku without notification, just like Kazakhstan, and We have mentally ill Rajab Oghlu, who may depart to hell with his newly purchased one-way ticket.
I wonder what is it in your interest?
Bayram, before making incorrect comment about Armenia being poor, talk about your (Turkey’s) Lira which is collapsing, Turkish people’s poor condition, inflation in Turkey and anti government demonstrations in Turkey, jailed people. Since the 2016 coup attempt, authorities in Turkey have dismissed or suspended more than 60,000 police and military personnel and approximately 125,000 civil servants, dismissed one-third of the judiciary, arrested or imprisoned more than 90,000 citizens, and closed more than 1,500 nongovernmental organizations on terrorism-related grounds. This doesn’t account the number of people whom have been put to death. The whole world also knows what Turkish jails are like, and the tortures and killings that occur inside. Tens of thousands of Turkish citizens have disappeared, meaning they’re dead.
I will not talk about Turkey’s internal politics, but Turkey is on the path to full independence, of course, every Turk wants a democratic country.
but we don’t want treacherous american agents among us, don’t worry about demrasi, supremacy of law, but achilles is completely independent turkey don’t worry a country of 90 million 70% under 50 years old the fastest growing economy in this region we see the armenians as a part of turkey’s culture sighs still look fascist without knowing what happened 110 years ago . The world is changing now. Living in this region in Armenia means living peacefully with 300 million Turks. But the diaspora wants to rule Armenia like a puppet. Maybe 100 years from now, this hostility will not leave a country called Armenia.
Folks, don’t pay attention to this Azergayjani sheep and his nonsense. Spit on his filthy racist Turco-Mongol Tatar face and move on. This pseudo-Azergandoni SOB is not here to have any discussions with you. This SOB is here to push his anti-Armenian fascist agenda. I pi$$ on imbeciles like this bayram the Azergandoni sheep. I already destroyed this SOB all over this site with facts but he is living in his own imaginary world. He keeps spewing the same repetitive and stale nonsense as always regardless of the topic of the discussion. It is quite obvious to me this sheep has no education, belongs to the lowest class you can imagine, as evident from his empty words, and has a very low IQ. In other words, you can associate anything with this SOB other than reality. He is butt hurt from that devastating and humiliating defeat we handed to them thirty years ago when they dared to fight us mostly on their own and despite having several times the man power and over 25 times arms and armaments and all the petrodollar billions you can imagine. If we had a fraction of what they have they would cease to exist.
It is very clear to me this sheep has pent up hostility towards our victories which to this day they are still suffering from as displayed by his empty high & mighty words and all the overcompensation he shows in his hollow comments. By his fictitious nonsense he is trying to get back what little manhood Azergandonis had which we took away years ago. If they had any manhood left in them they would have fought their own fights instead of pimping out all their battles to half dozen terrorist states headed by terrorist Turkey the ONLY Muslim Turkish terrorist state in the world belonging to the Christian NATO club and with access to their advanced military technology. Without NATO weapons and membership this terrorist Turkey is not even the toilet I pi$$ on. These former homeless Azergandoni Tatar mutts are nothing but a bunch of illiterate and incompetent peasants with pockets full of petrodollars which they use, in absence of their manhood, to pay for everything they get and then take credit for them. They are not fooling anyone.
Look at the words he uses towards our nation to denigrate us without knowing anything about our people and their past in this region as a result of invasion and occupation by Central Asian Turkish terrorists. He tries to separate the Armenian Diaspora from Armenia not realizing that the Armenian Diaspora exists only as a result of Turkish terrorism and race annihilation. He has no clue that the Armenian population throughout the world is always united as one when it comes to Turkish and pseudo-Turkish Azergandoni scums. He says there is population decrease in Armenia but leaves out the fact that borders are closed by terrorist Turkish states causing some of these problems. He forgets to mention why there are about 3,000,000 (Three Million) Azergandonis living in Russia and not in Azergandon. Obviously because they can’t earn a living in Azergandon. He says Armenia is poor without mentioning that just about all the Azergandoni wealth is under the control of KGB MAFIA Aliyev clan ruling this artificial terrorist cesspool since the 1960s with no opposition (all rotting in prisons) while Armenia has already had four president and prime ministers. He forgot to mention the members of Aliyev MAFIA clan each have assets in billions of dollars which they stole from their people while an average Azergandoni sheep lives in disgusting condition, not like people in a 3rd but 4th world country, only a few kilometers outside of Baku on minimum wage. Don’t expect any truth or reality from an Azergandoni sheep!
As long as these fascists named Armenians agri, you will always remain such ignorant dashnak terrorists.
This is the seed of the fascist adoft hitler, who didn’t even realize that I’m a turkey song..
an uncultured ox is an animal that does not know history, by the way, I do not intend to insult the hawks, this is an indescribable one who does not know the history of fascist azerbaijan, one of the nazis
We are a cowardly fascist don, who is not as brave as the young Armenian children who died at the age of 18 in the 44-day war.