By instigating military actions against Syria, Turkey threats the regional stability, says the Vice-President of the Russian Geopolitical Academy.
Talking to journalists in Yerevan, Arayik Sargsyan reminded that last week the Turkish legislators voted in favor of a bill that authorizes the government to conduct cross-border military operations outside the country's borders, without specifying which border.
"With the given authorization, the Turkish government may start military actions against Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Syria, Georgia and even the Balkans, given the fact that Turkey has problems with almost all its neighbours."
The "zero problems with neighbours" slogan declared by [Turkish Prime Minister] Recep Erdoğan has actually turned into "one thousand and one problems with neighbours" slogan, said Mr Sargsyan.
Through its provocations, Turkey is seeking to involve Russia in its planned war against Syria.
"This week Russia's President Vladimir Putin was to visit Istanbul and it was believed that Turkey would launch full-scale war against Syria, following Putin's visit. The Arab world would believe that Putin went to Turkey to give his consent to the war," the expert said adding that Russia clearly understood it and President Putin delayed his visit to Turkey for an indefinite period.
Arayik Sargsyan says Israel may benefit from the strained relations between Turkey and Syria and start actions against Iran, using the newly-opened Stepanakert airport for its aims.