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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

Turkey Ties Not a ‘Favor’ to Armenia, Foreign Ministry Says

ISTANBUL (Combined Sources)–The normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey would be “in the interests of both countries” and should not be misrepresented as a “favor to be given to Armenia,” The Armenian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday after a slew of media reports from Turkey misrepresented Monday night’s meeting between the Armenian Foreign Minister and

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

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

Armenia Assumes BSEC Chairmanship

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–Armenia was given the rotating chairmanship of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) on Thursday, assuming the role from member-state Albania during the organization’s foreign ministers summit in the Albanian capital of Tirana. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian spoke at the meeting about the need to raise the effectiveness of the organization by developing

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,