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Turkish, Azeri Foreign Ministers To Meet in London

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Azerbaijan will be in London on Thursday attending a one-day international conference designed to boost the flagging US-led war effort in Afghanistan. The two diplomats are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the meeting to discuss regional issues and bilateral cooperation, Turkish and Azeri media reported Wednesday.

Karabakh Role in Talks ‘Out of the Question,’ Says Azerbaijan

The participation of Karabakh in the peace talks at this juncture is “out of the question,” said Azeri Foreign Ministry spokesman Elkhan Polukhov Tuesday, after the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan reportedly agreed to a preamble of an updated version of the so-called “Madrid Principles” at a meeting with their Russian counterpart Monday in Sochi.

Updated ‘Madrid’ Principles to Include Karabakh in Talks

Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on a preamble to the so-called “Madrid Principles” for the resolution of the Karabakh conflict, which calls for the imperative participation of the latter in the talks and sets nations’ right to self-determination as a priority for conflict resolution, said sources with knowledge of the document