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Armenia, Turkey Announce ‘Roadmap’ To Normal Ties

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Armenia and Turkey said on Wednesday night that they have agreed on a “roadmap” for normalizing bilateral relations after an almost year of intensive negotiations mediated by Switzerland. It remained unclear, however, whether they will establish diplomatic relations and open their border anytime soon. “The two parties have achieved tangible progress and mutual

Turkey to Host Talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan Next Week

Foreign Ministers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey will meet next week for a second round of trilateral talks in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, reported Hurriyet daily news Wednesday. Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan confirmed the meeting set for December 4-5 late Tuesday, following talks in Istanbul Monday with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian, who

Babacan to Travel to Baku for Talks on Karabakh

BAKU–Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will fly to Baku on a two day official visit for talks with top officials on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. He is scheduled to arrive in the Azeri capital on November 30, the Turkish embassy in Azerbaijan said. News of the Turkish Foreign Minister’s trip to Azerbaijan comes a day after

Demoyan Calls for Opening of Kars-Gyumri Railway

YEREVAN–The director of the Dizdzernagapert Armenian Genocide Museum Institute on Monday urged Turkey to open the Kars-Gyumri railway as a sign of good faith to Armenia, which has been waiting patiently for a concrete response from Turkey since President Serzh Sarkisian invited his Turkish counterpart to Yerevan in September, reported Armradio. The opening of the

Turkish Foreign Ministry Says Babacan, Nalbandian to Discuss ‘1915 Incidents’

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–The Turkish Press is reporting that Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will meet with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Istanbul on Monday for discussions on “Armenian claims regarding the incidents of 1915,” a phrase Turkey consistently uses in to negate the Armenian Genocide, Foreign ministry spokesman Burak Ozugergin told Bloomberg News on Thursday.

Babacan Announces Tri-Lateral Meeting of Foreign Ministers

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a three-way meeting to continue discussion on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkey’s foreign minister Ali Babacan said Wednesday. Armenia’s foreign ministry, in response to an inquiry on the Babacan announcement only said that Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian was scheduled to visit Istanbul for the

Turkish Foreign Minister Upbeat on Normalizing Ties with Armenia

ISTANBUL (DPA)–Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ali Babacan on Friday expressed optimism that long-running disputes between Turkey and Armenia, and Armenia and Azerbaijan can be resolved and that Turkey was determined to push forward in the interests of regional peace. "These two tracks could move fast because there is good political will," Babacan said at a meeting

Russa, Turkey Competing for Influence in Caucasus, Says Safrastyan

YEREVAN–Turkey and Russia are competing for strategic influence over the South Caucasus, waging their struggle for regional dominance in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Director of the Oriental Institute at the National Academy of Sciences in Armenia’said on Wednesday. “Today Russia and Turkey are struggling for the South Caucasus, and the Karabakh conflict is one of the most

Turkish, Armenian Foreign Ministers ‘Optimistic’ on Regional Relations

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–Armenia is optimistic about the future of Armenia-Turkey relations, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said on Thursday, as the Turkish foreign minister hailed what has been coined as a new era of dialogue in a region fraught with historical conflicts. In an interview with Turkey’s Anatolia news agency in the Albanian capital of Tirana,

Baku Denies Likelihood of New Armenian, Azeri Meeting on CIS Sidelines

BAKU (Armenpress)–Azeri Preident Ilham Aliyev’s Foreign Policy Chief on Wednesday denied the possibility of a meeting between the Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers on the sidelines of an upcoming session of the Foreign Ministers Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to be held in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on Thursday. “Official Baku