".......Also holding few expectations for any progress, Richard Giragosian, director of the Yerevan-based Regional Studies Center (RSC), however, links any possible breakthrough on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to the revival of Armenian-Turkish normalization and urges Turkey to make the first move and to return to negotiations.


“Only a diplomatic breakthrough between Armenia and Turkey offers the positive trend in the region, and it still holds promise for a reconfiguration of the geopolitical landscape of the South Caucasus,” Giragosian said, adding that there is a greater degree of political will to return to diplomatic negotiations, bolstered by Turkey's bid to become more of a regional player."