What's going on with Armenia & Azerbaijan; Turkey's relationship with the EU
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on Europe In 60 Seconds:
What is going on between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Well, it's a very longstanding conflict. There is an Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan, which has been occupied by Armenian forces since cease fire in 1994. And now, evidently, Azerbaijan is taking offensive hope into reconquer the territories. I think that's going to be very difficult. There's a risk of escalation with Russia on the Armenian side and Turkey on the Azeri side. So danger, danger, danger there.
Is Turkey becoming an adversary of the EU?
Not really, but it's a complicated relationship and it's the focus of the EU summit that is ongoing as we speak with Turkey having a rather assertive position when it comes to the delimitation of maritime rights in the Aegean and in the Eastern Mediterranean, infringing on the rights of both Cyprus and Greece.