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Armenia: Eurovision withdrawal a wasted opportunity

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Arts & Culture, Ethnicity & Race, International Relations, Music, War & Conflict

Cilicia.com comments on recent news that Armenia has withdrawn from the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku [1], capital of neighboring Azerbaijan. Taking a pro-Armenian line on the matter, the blog says that Azerbaijan had no choice but to allow Armenia to participate, and to provide guarantees that Armenians could visit Azerbaijan for the contest, which it did. The opportunity, Cilicia.com opines, was wasted with Armenia shooting itself in the foot [2].