Hello, and welcome to the Armenian News Network, Groong, Week in Review. This week we’re going to talk about the following major topics:
● The One-year anniversary of The War in Artsakh
● Can the Opposition Reorganize?
● Turkish-Armenian Possible Rapprochement
To talk about these issues, we have with us:
Tevan Poghosyan, who is president of the International Center for Human Development. Mr. Poghosyan was an MP in the National Assembly between 2012 and 2017 from the Heritage party. From 1997 to 1999 he served as the Nagorno-Karabakh Public Affairs Office Director in Washington, D.C.
● Lead-up to the war? When did Armenia know for sure?
● How did the war start? What do we know about the first moments of the war?
● When was it possible for Pashinyan to stop the war?
● Aliyev and Pashinyan’s addresses to the UNGA during this past week.
Opposition held a candle-lit march to Yerablur. While the march was silent and not too political, many believe this will mark the restart of the street struggle by the opposition. Does the opposition have a chance to re-invigorate its struggle against the government, combining pressure on the street?
● What is the opposition doing right and what is it doing wrong?
Mane Gevorgyan said that Armenia is ready to begin high profile discussions with Turkey.
● Erdogan and Pashinyan’s speeches in UNGA
○ Armenia did not condemn Turkey’s involvement in Artsakh war, but Cyprus did.
● Is the issue of Artsakh still the “elephant in the room” in Armenian-Turkish relations?
● Erdogan meeting with Putin next week
That was our Week in Review show, and we hope it helped you catch up with some of the issues in and around Armenia from this past week. As always, we invite your feedback and your suggestions. You can find us on most social media and podcast platforms, or our website Groong.org.
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Tevan Poghosyan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, South Caucasus, Turkey, Russia, Communication channels, Corridors, Borders, Peace Negotiations, Politics, United Nations, UNGA, Batumi, Pan-Turkish, Pan-Turanism, Robert Kocharyan