|Armenia's foreign minister attends Erdogan's presidential |
inauguration last August to invite him to Armenia.
"International efforts have failed to break the longstanding deadlock in Armenian-Turkish relations. Emil Sanamyan looks at the role of Azerbaijan, Russia, and the United States, and the potential impact of the imminent centenary of the Armenian genocide.
• The April 2015 centenary of the Armenian genocide is refocusing Turkey’s attention on Armenia and its diaspora, with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan considering an invitation to visit Armenia.
• The campaign for international recognition of the genocide appears to have stalled, but may receive a fresh boost from the United States.
• Although initiatives on the genocide issue will be subject to Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy calculus, there are no indications that Turkey will seek a normalisation of relations with Armenia.
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PS: Also a recent public opinion poll from Turkey: