Al-Monitor: Conflict in Karabakh was a "war for liberation from Russia"


The world media continues to sum up the results of the second Karabakh war. In particular, Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman offers her analysis of what is happening on the Al-Monitor website.


The author notes that this conflict was the most successful foreign action of Turkey of all that took place in recent years.

[Ankara], with the help of its military advisers, drones and Syrian mercenaries, helped Azerbaijan to reclaim the territories occupied by Armenia […]. A tough power policy Turkey has changed the balance in the South Caucasus, just as it happened earlier in Syria and Libya

- says a Turkish journalist.

Richard Giragosian, director of the Center for Regional Studies, an independent think tank based in Yerevan, claims Turkey has regained its role as Azerbaijan's "main military patron", which it lost when it was defeated by Armenia in the first war over Nagorno-Karabakh. Now Turkish weapons and military advisers have replaced Russian ones.

The text also states that for many Azerbaijanis, the war was not only about the return of once lost territories.

It was a war for liberation from Russia

- the publication cites the opinion of Thomas de Waal, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and author of several books on the Caucasus.

He believes that the biggest strategic benefit for Turkey is the opening of a transport corridor, albeit controlled by Russia, through Nakhichevan and Armenia to the main territory of Azerbaijan proper and further to Central Asia.

Ultimately, fears about possible Russian encroachments on this transport corridor could push Turkey to open its land border with Armenia, which will once again upset the balance, but this time in favor of Yerevan. The border crossings were closed by the Turks as a sign of solidarity with Azerbaijan back in 1993.

The publication also cites the opinion of Azerbaijani analyst Zaur Shiriyev, who believes that Azerbaijan "will now advocate the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia, as this will help weaken Russia's influence."
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 November 2020 12: 50
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    Whether Aliyev and Azerbaijanis will go to the full subordination of Turkey, oil and resources give them the desire to be independent. How will Georgia react to this? Now it is its turn to be handed out to Turkey, because the Turks consider Adjara and Batum to be their lost territory ... Iran and Russia as a counterbalance to Turkey's hegemony in the Caucasus and whether Turkey's advance will pass without hindrance. "What next, we'll see"
  2. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 13 November 2020 13: 06
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    ... sweetly dreaming ...
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 November 2020 13: 26
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    Al-Monitor: Conflict in Karabakh was a "war for liberation from Russia"

    In particular, Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman offers her analysis of what is happening on the Al-Monitor website.

    The author notes that this conflict was the most successful foreign action of Turkey of all that took place in recent years.

    [Ankara], with the help of its military advisers, drones and Syrian mercenaries, helped Azerbaijan to reclaim the territories occupied by Armenia […]. And Turkey's tough power policy changed the balance in the South Caucasus, just as it happened earlier in Syria and Libya.

    - says a Turkish journalist.

    - Absolutely objective ... - And Erdogan's rating is now really high ... more than ever ...

    - the publication cites the opinion of Thomas de Waal, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe, and author of several books on the Caucasus.

    He believes that the biggest strategic benefit for Turkey is the opening of a transport corridor, albeit controlled by Russia, through Nakhichevan and Armenia to the main territory of Azerbaijan proper and further to Central Asia.

    - Well, in Central Asia, Turkey will be broken off by China; and China is not a feeble shy Russia ... - so Turkey will have little to gain in Central Asia, "thanks" to China ...
    - But Turkey can still gain a foothold in the Caspian Sea; not to mention the strengthening of Turkey's influence on the Russian Caucasus ... and Tatarstan ...
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 13 November 2020 17: 59
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      ... shy Russia.

      Madame - do you always pass off your desires as reality with such aplomb? And about the "weak" too. The economy is clearly not in the first place here, and in Russia it is even less important.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 13 November 2020 18: 12
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        And about the "weak" too. The economy is clearly not in the first place here, and in Russia it is even less important.

        - What ??? - Themselves understood ... - What did they say ???
        - And ... however, about the "weakness of the brain" ... - quite accessible ... - Hahah ...
        1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
          goncharov.62 (Andrei) 13 November 2020 18: 27
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          Yes, I understood and I know. But my counterpart, it seems, is carried away by his own greatness. Not on the case. It means that Russia always enters into a war (conflict, etc.) with an unprepared economy. That, in the end, does not prevent her from ending this conflict in her favor. Well, at least now it's clear, I hope?
          1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
            gorenina91 (Irina) 13 November 2020 18: 33
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            It means that Russia always enters into a war (conflict, etc.) with an unprepared economy. That, in the end, does not prevent her from ending this conflict in her favor.

            - It interferes, interferes ... - it interferes catastrophically ... - after such wars and conflicts ... - the entire gene pool of Russia (especially the gene pool of Russians) ... - irrevocably melts ... like ... like "Shagreen skin". ..
            1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
              goncharov.62 (Andrei) 13 November 2020 18: 49
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              It's not about that. And so - girls need to give birth more often and more, and muzhuk - work ... For money, of course :)).
    2. Oleg Bratkov Offline Oleg Bratkov
      Oleg Bratkov (Oleg Bratkov) 14 November 2020 10: 47
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      Shy Russia sent troops to Karabakh, and Erdrogan disappeared for the third day already, probably drinking, grief floods.
  4. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 13 November 2020 13: 51
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    It was a war for liberation from Russia
    - the publication cites the opinion of Thomas de Waal, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and author of several books on the Caucasus.
    He believes that the biggest strategic benefit for Turkey is the opening of a transport corridor, albeit controlled by Russia, through Nakhichevan and Armenia to the main territory of Azerbaijan proper and further to Central Asia.

    Another "geographer". Armenians will never let a single Turk through their territory.
    Well, from Baku to Central Asia there is the Caspian Sea (for those who do not know). And the Central Asian republics themselves are poor Turkey, but with "imperial manners" for the role of "older brother" they do not need nafig. The beginning of the 90s, when Turkey climbed from all holes in Central Asia, gave such anti-Turkish immunity that it would last for another 25 years.
  5. Oleg Bratkov Offline Oleg Bratkov
    Oleg Bratkov (Oleg Bratkov) 14 November 2020 10: 30
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    It ended up with Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, at the request of Azerbaijan. It is not entirely clear what the victory of Turkey is.
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