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Turkey Should Establish Ties with Abkhazia, Says Think Tank

A report launched late Wednesday by an Ankara-based think tank urged the Turkish government to engage in relations with the Georgian breakaway republic of Abkhazia.

Nagorno-Karabakh: War, Peace, Or BATNA?

When Presidents Serzh Sarkisian of Armenia and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan meet in St. Petersburg, they are expected to reach a breakthrough on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the military phase of which was ended 15 years ago by what has become the world’s longest self-maintained cease-fire.

Russia Plans to Construct Airport in S.Ossetia

TBILISI (Civil Georgia)–Experts from Russia’s Design Institute have studied South Ossetia’s landscape to select an area for construction of an airport, the breakaway region’s envoy to Moscow, Dmitry Medoev, told Russia’s online news agency, Regnum. He said that an exact location of the planned airport has yet to be decided. Regnum, however, reported, quoting its

Russia Plans to Construct Airport in South Ossetia

TBILISI (Civil Georgia)–Experts from Russia’s Design Institute have studied South Ossetia’s landscape to select an area for construction of an airport, the breakaway region’s envoy to Moscow, Dmitry Medoev, told Russia’s online news agency, Regnum. He said that an exact location of the planned airport has yet to be decided. Regnum, however, reported, quoting its

Russian, US Diplomats Discuss Karabakh

MOSCOW–The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was discussed in talks Tuesday between the US Ambassador to Russia John Bayerli and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, the Russian Foreign Ministry website revealed. On the agenda of their meeting was a discussion of the former Soviet Union’s unresolved conflicts, focusing on the conflicts in Georgia’s breakaway regions of South

Turkey Must Acknowledge Past for Progress in Relations, Says ARF Leader

YEREVAN–Progress in Armenian-Turkish relations is unlikely unless Turkey acknowledges its past and recognizes the Armenian genocide, a leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation said Friday. Armenia continues to offer Turkey an opportunity to normalize relations without preconditions, Aghvan Vardanyan, a member of the ARF Bureau, said “But its unclear what Turkey’s motives are,” he

Sweden Hosts Armenian Foreign Minister

STOCKHOLM (DPA)–Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt held talks Friday with visiting Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. Bildt said he welcomed the joint declaration this week by the presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to seek a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, referring to the breakaway region claimed by both Armenia and Azerbaijan. Bildt said

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 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

Medvedev Pushes for Armenian-Azeri Summit

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

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