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Azeri Parliament Members Seek Assurances About Protocols

As the Turkish and Armenian presidents met to discuss the establishment of bilateral ties on the margins of a football match Wednesday, a group of Azeri deputies flew to the Turkish capital in an effort to convince Turkish lawmakers to postpone the ratification of the protocols signed between Ankara and Yerevan on Saturday.

Acknowledgement Must Be First Step, IAGS President Tells Sarkisian, Erdogan

On Oct. 8, William Schabas, the president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), addressed an open letter to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, in which he said: “Acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide must be the starting point of any ‘impartial historical commission,’ not one of its possible conclusions.”

Sarkisian Praises Moscow’s Role in Turkey, Karabakh Talks

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian praised his Russian counterpart on Monday for his country’s involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and the development of Armenia-Turkey relations during talks held just days after Armenia signed conciliatory agreement with Turkey over the establishment of diplomatic relations.

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