Crisis Group: No movement on NKR settlement expected for two years

Crisis Group: No movement on NKR settlement expected for two years

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Sabine Freizer

The Europe Program Director of Crisis Group International does not expect any change of status in the conflict over Karabakh for at least two years.


Sabine Freizer said that upcoming elections in Azerbaijan and Armenia will dominate both countries’ politics during the period and that the peace process will not be advanced.

Commenting on recent statements from Ankara that Turkey should have a role in the settlement, Freizer said: “Turkey has border problem with Armenia, therefore there are difficulties. If Turkey wants to make any contribution to the negotiations on Nagorno Karabakh conflict, to join the process from a positive aspect, it first of all should normalize relations with Armenia.”