by Tatevik Shahunyan
"The Armenian-Turkish protocols signed in 2009 seem dead, and propaganda warfare is intensified in expectation of 2015, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide," Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Italian Alaytical Center writes in an article "Armenia: New Hopes and New Fears."
The author of the article forecasts changes in Turkey's strategy in expectation of 2015 and an attempt on the part of mediators to revive the Armenia-Turkey normalization process.
In any case, in one respect the Armenia-Turkey relations are strikingly different from the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh. In spite of all the ups and downs of government diplomacy, civil society contacts have been steadily strengthening for several years, the source reports.