Armenia articles

Protocols Will be Signed on Kars Treaty Anniversary

Neither the Turkish nor the Armenian foreign ministries refuted reports by the Milliyet newspaper that the dangerous Turkey-Armenia protocols are scheduled to be signed on October 13. That day is not merely the day before the scheduled Armenia-Turkey European qualifier soccer match, it also marks the 88th anniversary of signing of the Kars treaty, on which the recognition of the current boundaries provision of the protocols is based.

Parliament Inquiry Justifies 2008 Crackdown

After a more than yearlong inquiry, a special commission of Armenia’s parliament Wednesday submitted a 138-page report to the National Assembly concluding that security forces were right to break up massive post-election demonstrations organized in Yerevan by opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian. It said that there were only isolated instances of excessive force used by law-enforcement officers.