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Turkey Urges OSCE To Back Azerbaijan In Karabakh Settlement

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe should support Azerbaijan over Armenia in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.

Turkish Prime Minister Not to Visit Jewish Community on US Trip

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not intend to meet with American Jewish organizations in the course of his visit to the U.S., the Turkish Dunyabulteni news website reported on Friday.

Turkey Refuses US Request for Combat Troops in Afghanistan

Turkish troops in Afghanistan will not engage in combat with the Taliban, Turkey’s defense minister and diplomats emphasized on Thursday in reaction to the United States’ request for extra soldiers for ‘flexible’ missions.

Nalbandian, Davutoglu Discuss Protocols Ratification in Athens

Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian met with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu Tuesday on the sidelines of an OSCE Ministerial meeting in Athens, reported CNNTurk.

Armenia Should Stop ‘Roadmap’ Talks

It is becoming increasingly evident that the so-called “roadmap” discussions with Turkey are proceeding with preconditions, despite continuous claims by Armenian authorities that they are not. The Armenian leadership should immediately withdraw from the “roadmap” talks and pursue a policy—vis-à-vis both Karabakh and Turkey that guarantees Armenian national interests and security.

Armenian-Turkish Border Crossing Being Repaired, Says Azeri Diplomat

ISTANBUL (Combined Sources)–Repair works have been launched at Alican checkpoint at the Turkish-Armenian border closed since 1993, an Azerbaijani diplomat was quoted by Azeri sources as saying on Wednesday “Repair works are underway in the border crossing point in the territory of Armenia. The roads leading to Alican are being covered with asphalt,” Azerbaijan’s consul

Erdogan Calls Armenian Diaspora Efforts ‘Cheap’

Touts Turkey’s Historical Commission at Columbia University BY ALLEN YEKIKAN In remarks during a conference at Columbia University entitled "Turkey’s Role in Shaping the Future" on Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the Armenian Diaspora’s efforts to gain US recognition of the Armenian Genocide “cheap,” urging the future Obama administration to take into

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Host Next Sarkisian-Aliyev Summit

NEW YORK (Combined Sources)–Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday made clear his country’s intentions to gain a foothold in South Caucasus and particularly the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, announcing at New York’s Columbia University that Turkey’s president would soon host a second round of trilateral talks with the presidents of Armenia and Azerbajan. Erdogan’s

Turkish Armenians Blast Defense Minister’s Comments

ISTANBUL (Combined Sources)–A group of more than 40 Turkish-Armenia’s, in an open letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have voiced their grievances about remarks from Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul that defended the deportation of Greeks and Armenia’s from Anatolia at the beginning of the last century, describing his commen’s as "praising ethnic cleansing

Swiss President Backs Turkish Genocide Commission

BERNE, Switzerland (Today’s Zaman)–The president of the Swiss Confederation has backed Turkey’s calls to form a commission that would ostensibly ‘study Armenian claims’ of genocide, saying the dispute over history should be settled by historians, not politicians. Pascal Couchepin is on a visit to Turkey on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the establishment