Turkish Foreign Ministry Says Babacan, Nalbandian to Discuss ‘1915 Incidents’

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–The Turkish Press is reporting that Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will meet with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Istanbul on Monday for discussions on “Armenian claims regarding the incidents of 1915,” a phrase Turkey consistently uses in to negate the Armenian Genocide, Foreign ministry spokesman Burak Ozugergin told Bloomberg News on Thursday.

"Everything is on the table," Ozugergin said. "We are not precluding anything. The two leaders will take up bilateral issues, including the 1915 events and perhaps regional issues that could include relations with Azerbaijan."

Nalbandian will be in Istanbul for the upcoming Black Sea Economic Cooperation summit. Armenia assumed the rotating presidency of the economic body last month.

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