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US Ties Protocols to Karabakh

The Obama Administration doubts Turkey’s parliament will ratify agreements with Armenia to normalize relations and open borders unless progress registered in the protracted Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon said Friday on an official visit to the Turkish capital, the Turkish Milliyet daily newspaper reported.

Artsakh State University Celebrates 40 Years of Higher Education in Karabakh

The Artsakh State University marked its 40th anniversary on Friday with celebrations at the campus. Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakian spoke on the occasion, praising the institute as a national pillar that has been instrumental in the preservation of Armenian identity in the mountainous republic.

IMF Threatens to Freeze Aid to Armenia

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Thursday that it could freeze further financial assistance to Armenia if the authorities in Yerevan continue to heavily intervene in the local financial market to prop up the national currency, the dram. The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) admitted intensifying its monetary interventions this month but insisted

Ter-Petrosian Aligns Himself with Sarkisian

Armenian National Congress leader Levon Ter-Petrosian, in a speech to his supporters on Wednesday, said his party was ready—in principle—to recognize Serzh Sarkisian’s legitimacy if the president agreed to cooperate with his group on challenges facing Armenia. In his remarks, Ter-Petrosian also defended some aspects of Sarkisian’s policy on Armenia-Turkey relations and attacked the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and other “extreme nationalists” for their opposition to the protocols process.

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