YEREVAN, JANUARY 15. ARMINFO. The Turkish-Armenian trade turnover has reached $120 mln against earlier reported $30-40 mln and will amount to $500 mln if the present trade restrictions are lifted, reports the 525th newspaper (Baku) in its article "What is Going On On the Turkish-Armenian Border?" More prospective projects have been drafted for developing Turkey's economic relations with Armenia than the present exports of food and garment exports to and the imports of copper goods from that country. The newspaper quotes the member of the Turkish-Armenian business council Noyan Soyak as saying that Turkish businessmen are eager to carry out prospective projects in Armenia's construction, trade and textile. "We are trying to separate politics from economy to facilitate the settlement of political problems. For example Turkey is discussing its political problems with Greece and Syria in no touch with economic ties and so may establish diplomatic relations with Armenia too on the same conditions," says Soyak noting that his business council has established very good contacts between the Turkish and Armenian governments and its efforts are actively supported from both sides. "We could not move forward without the Turkish government's support. They know everything about out projects to enlarge interuniversity, cultural and public ties with Armenia and the meetings we are organizing between Armenian and Turkish journalists, cultural workers and businessmen," says Soyak. "Our goal is to create prerequisites for political-diplomatic meetings," he says. Saoyak notes that the government change in Georgia has substantially encouraged the officially "illegal" Turkish-Armenian ties due to reduced bribery and robbery on the Georgian border. He says that the Turkish imports into Armenia is usually registered as the products of trilateral partner-firms from Iran and Georgia.