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Turkey Demands Legal Guarantees From Armenia, Warns US on Genocide Bill

Despite assurances from Armenia that the Constitutional Court ruling will not affect the Turkey-Armenia protocols process, Turkey is demanding written legal guarantee from Yerevan, while, at the same time, sending a warning to the US on the passage of the pending Armenian Genocide resolution in Congress, reported the Turkish Today’s Zaman newspaper on Tuesday.

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.