The article discusses the nature of Armenian-Turkish Track Two Diplomacy efforts and their influence on the normalization in the relations between Armenia and Turkey. The key question posed and address is whether the NGOs (or general bilateral civil initiatives) played a pivotal role in the rapprochement between Armenia and Turkey. For that purpose the analysts have studied all the 50 initiatives implemented in the last decade or so. The analysis proves that civil society initiatives and government actions have been mutually strengthening factors in the Turkey-Armenia rapprochement process. Armenian-Turkish NGO activities have gained much attention and coverage only when there was an explicit or even implicit interest for political normalization of relations by the governments of Armenia and Turkey. It would be wrong to claim that NGOs played pivotal role in the Armenian-Turkish rapprochement efforts, but it is also undeniable that those initiatives have supplemented the political rapprochement.
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