Unzipped reports, South Caucasian Railways repairs the station on Gyumri-Kars railway through which, according to the secretary of the company is going to receive trains directly from Turkey. No dates were mentioned as well as any political decisions from either Armenia or Turkey. They claim no political decisions depend on them and their job is to prepare the railway.
There is no smoke without fire anyhow. Taking into consideration the fact Russia is selling the S-300 Air force fighter systems to Turkey, to one of the strongest NATO armies, Ar_Vest analyzes the visible warming in the relations of Turkey and Russia as possible prelude to global regional military reshaping, when Armenia may find itself to one side and the rest of the countries to another.
David Lindsey thinks on relation of recent South-Osetia conflict and Nagorno-Karabakh. In quite a strict manner he analizes the current situation and possible future solutions:
As Azerbaijan seeks closer integration with the secularised, consumerised, de-historicised, borderless, culturally debased, morally bankrupt excuse for the West favoured by the people now running this and several other countries, it will remain engaged in the Islamist persecution of a section of the Armenians, the first people, as such, ever to convert to Christianity.
Abdullah Gul claim Turkey is no enemy for Armenia. The statement sounds friendly, but one fact need to be taken into consideration – Turkey is blockading the border with Armenia and along with Turkish Azerbaijan realize a double size blockade of Armenia. Beside it is worth to mention numerous huge regional projects which do not include Armenia such as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzrum gas pipeline and hundreds of other projects.
The friendly message from Turkish president is much likely just an effort to reply tactfully to the invitation of Armenian president Serze Sargsyan to come to Armenia in September to watch together the football match between Armenia and Turkey, as well as position of Armenia to start diplomatic relations with Turkey without preconditions. So it is much likely that the message is just a diplomatic etiquette than a real intention to initiate any positive steps in Turkish-Armenian relations.