Artak Shakaryan: Silence in Armenia Turkish relations to continue through 2011

“September is going to be ‘hot' and full of events for Turkey, and this is directly linked to Armenia,” expert of Turkish studies Artak Shakaryan told a press conference today. However, he does not predict any breakthrough in the Armenian-Turkish relations.

“As Abdullah Gul once declared, ‘it's time for silent diplomacy.' Most probably, the silence will be kept until the parliamentary elections in Turkey in July 2011. There will not be any real steps in the Armenian-Turkish relations before that,” he said.

“The worship ceremony at Surb Khach Church and other things just serve as makeup to cover the eyes of European and American forces, but no real progress is expected,” Artak Shakaryan said.

Public Radio of Armenia