Turkey referendum one of the paths leading the country to Azerbaijanization, Alexander Iskandaryan says
“The April 16 Turkish referendum was one of the paths leading the country to Azerbaijanization. Turkey is under Azerbaijanization,” Alexander Iskandaryan, Director of the Yerevan-based Caucasus Institute, said at today’s press conference.
In his words, ‘dirty’ elections were held in the East of Turkey, with more normal voting organized in the Western Turkey. The political scientist noted that the voter turnout in Kudish communities was down in these elections to compare with the previous elections.
A. Iskandaryan said that the mostly developed and educated sector of the Turkish society was against the amendments, which were supported by more rural, traditional sector of the population. According to the expert, Turkey will face instability.
In his words, President Erdogan achieves his goals by heating up the atmosphere inside the country. “Any state is used to maintain the strained situation in the country and to somehow win the process. In the upcoming two years, before the elections, this situation will maintain in Turkey,” he added.
Asked whether the strained relations between Europe and Turkey will lead the latter to terminate EU membership application, given Erdogan’s announcement that the next referendum in Turkey will determine the issue of EU accession, Alexander Iskandaryan said that there is no perspective for Turkey’s membership to the EU for a long time already, no talks are held over the matter.
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