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Karabakh Reacts to Moscow Declaration

STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–The Nagorno Karabakh Foreign Ministry on Thursday described the weekend meeting of the presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia as a sign of Russia’s continued readiness to act as an “effective mediator” in the Karabakh peace process, but stopped short of issuing a full endorsement of the summit, citing Azerbaijan’s continued isolation of the

Moscow Declaration Has Serious Problems, Says Hovannesian

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–A leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Thursday raised serious concerns over a declaration on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict signed between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Sunday after talks hosted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “Although we see the declaration as a generally positive step which affirms the need to settle the

Turkey, Azerbaijan Discuss Karabakh

ANKARA (Today’s Zaman)–Standing alongside his Azerbaijani counterpart during a joint press conference in Ankara Wednesday, Turkish President Abdullah Gul proclaimed that a new era for the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has begun. Gul’s remarks came at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who arrived in the Turkish capital Tuesday only days

Armenia Says Satisfied With Moscow Talks

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The Armenian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday described as “positive and productive” the weekend meeting of the presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijani and Russia but did not comment on chances of a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement before the end of this year. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hosted the crucial talks between his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts outside Moscow

Armenian, Azeri Foreign Ministers Meet in Moscow

MOSCOW (Combined Sources)–The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met with Russian, French and American diplomats co-chairing the OSCE Minsk Group in Moscow on Saturday, ahead of a much anticipated summit on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on Sunday. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammedyarov and the three co-chairs met in the Russian

Aliyev, Sarkisian to Meet in Moscow

MOSCOW (Combined Sources)–Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts in Moscow on November 2 for potentially decisive talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, it was officially announced on Wednesday. The Kremlin said the trilateral meeting will take place “in accordance with an agreement reached earlier.” "On November 2, 2008, in Moscow… a

Turkey Signals Second Round of Karabakh Talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan

BAKU (Armenpress)–Turkey’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan on Tuesday signaled the possibility of a second round of trilateral talks between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan, a move aimed at linking Turkish-Armenian relations to the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Following Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s visit to Armenia on September 6, Turkey hosted trilateral talks

Moscow Pushes for New Round of Karabakh Talks

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, projecting Moscow’s diplomatic clout in the Caucasus, publicly offered on Tuesday to host the next meeting between his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, which international mediators hope will produce a breakthrough in their protracted efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “I hope that we are at an advanced stage,” Medvedev

Compromise on Karabakh Unacceptable, Says ARF Deputy

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Ceding even a centimeter of territory from Karabakh in the negotiations process is unacceptable, Armenian Revolutionary Federation Parliamentary faction member Ara Nranyan told reporters during a press conference on Friday. "It is inadmissible, he said, warning that such a large compromise would result in a total loss where Karabakh would “lose everything.” Making

Aliyev Again Rules Out Independence for Karabakh

BAKU (Combined Sources)–Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev reiterated that his country will never come to terms with the loss of Nagorno-Karabakh but stopped short of threatening to win back the region by force as he was sworn in for a second term in office on Friday. “Karabakh will never be independent,” news agencies quoted him as

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