(ARKA News agency) Armenian experts question sincerity of Turkey’s statement about intention to join the Eurasian Economic Union.
Earlier, speaking to Daily Sabah, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said that Turkey is aiming to join the Eurasian Customs Union and that it will continue efforts for full EU membership and the EU customs treaty, even while joining other international economic unions such as the Eurasian Customs Union.
Armenian experts are convinced that this statement is nothing more than a probe, just like information about prospects for providing Turkey’s Incirlik military air base to Russia’s air forces. […]
Sergey Minasyan, the head of the Caucasus Institute’s political analyses department, finds Turkey’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union unlikely.
“Turkey has free trade zone with the European Union now, and it will have to choose between free trade with the European Union and membership in the Eurasian Economic Union,” Minasyan said.
In his opinion, the Turkish economy minister’s statement is a political statement. […]
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