Turkish Foreign Policy Towards Armenia in 2008-2009: Impact On Azerbaijani-Turkish Relations

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Relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan cannot be classified simply as the ratio of two nation-states in the international arena. The peoples of these two countries are united by common ethnic roots and understandably sympathetic to each other’s positions. Consequently, controversies between Turkey and Azerbaijan should be viewed in the framework of these specific relationships. This study will analyze the causes of the controversies between the two countries during Turkey’s rapprochement with Armenia between 2008 and 2009. It will also discuss the manner in which Turkey and Azerbaijan have resolved their problems and formed a new platform for the development of relations.

Keywords: Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkish-Armenian rapprochement process, Nagorno- Karabakh conflict

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