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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

Erdogan Worried Over Obama’s Commitment to Genocide Recognition

ANKARA (Today’s Zaman)–Speaking Tuesday on the occasion of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters he hoped the new president’s pledges to recognize the Armenian Genocide do not materialize. In an apparent reference to the strong pledges made by Obama to officially

Thousands of Kurds Protest Turkish Prime Minister’s Visit

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AFP) — Turkish police clashed for a second day Sunday with thousands of Kurds protesting a visit by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the country’s restive Kurdish-majority southeast. Fighting erupted when some 3,000 demonstrators — mostly supporters of the country’s main Kurdish party, the Democratic Society Party (DTP) — attempted to stage

Turkey’s Foreign Policy Architect Warns US Candidates on Armenia Move

WASHINGTON–Seeking to intimidate Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama into silence on the Armenian Genocide, Ahmet Davutoglu, the chief foreign policy advisor of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Tuesday warned the future US administration against recognizing the Armenian Genocide, saying this could hurt a recent thawing of Turkish-Armenian relations and torpedo relations with the United States.

Sarkisian Signals Support for Turkish Genocide Proposal

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Signaling a possible policy shift, President Serzh Sarkisian confirmed Thursday that he is ready to accept, in principle Turkey’s proposal to form a commission of Armenian and Turkish historians that would examine the 1915-1923 Genocide of Armenia’s by Ottoman Turks. But he made clear through a spokesman that such a commission should be