The current Turkey-Armenia Protocols, with their ambiguous wording, are unfavorable to the interests of the Armenian state. What are the motives of the latter? Opening the Turkish Armenian border, while separating Turkey-Armenia relations from a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?
Apparently, to substitute for this issue not being mentioned, Armenia has conceded for a "sub-commission on the historical dimension to implement a dialogue with the aim to restore mutual confidence between the two nations, including an impartial scientific examination of the historical records and archives to define existing problems and formulate recommendations, in which Armenian, Turkish as well as Swiss and other international experts shall take part.” Such wording should be unacceptable for an Armenian government worthy of the name. What is the goal of Turkish diplomacy, whose excellence cannot be denied, as demonstrated its progress during the recent years, with the impulsion of Recep Erdogan, and reach the following:
- A recognition of existing borders between Turkey and Armenia;
- Avoid at all costs that the term genocide is used for the events of 1915-1923.
- Work in agreement with Azerbaijan for the return of Nagorno-Karabakh under the sovereignty of Baku.
This last point is implicit in the protocols, as Armenia and Turkey reaffirm "their commitment, in their bilateral and international relations, to respect and ensure respect for the principles of equality, sovereignty, non interference in internal affairs of other states, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders”. (underline is mine).