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Turkish Mediation in Syria Talks a Mistake, says Israeli Official

Having Turkey mediate peace talks between Israel and Syria was a mistake that harmed relations between Ankara and Israel, a senior Israeli official said.

Armenia Needs New Approach to Protocols

The tacit rebuke by foreign minister Eduard Nalbandian of the forceful comments made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Washington signals official Yerevan’s ambivalence to the political goings on around it and further reinforces the need for a new approach to diplomacy by Armenia.

Israel Seeks Direct Talks With Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday told the members of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Israel is interested in direct talks with Syria over Turkish mediated negotiations, adding that his government would prefer Paris over Ankara in a situation in which a mediator is required, reported the Israeli Web site ynetnews.com.

Karabakh ‘Main Issue’ of Erdogan-Obama Talks, Says Davutoglu

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was “a main issue” in Monday’s talks between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted by the Azeri Today.az news portal as saying in an interview on Tuesday.

After White House Meeting, Erdogan Says Turkey-Armenia Ties Connected to Karabakh

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters after his meeting with President Obama that normalization of Armenia-Turkey relations was contingent on the Karabakh conflict resolution.

Sept. 27 Public Rally to Protest Protocols

The public is urged to take part in a rally on Sept. 27 in Glendale to protest the protocols on the establishment and development of Armenia-Turkey relations. The rally will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pelanconi Park (on the corner of Glenoaks Blvd. and Grandview Street).

Gul Invites Agos, Jamanak Editors to Reception Marking Turkey’s Founding

ANKARA (ArmRadio)–Turkish President Abdullah Gul has invited the editors of two prominent Armenian newspapers based in Istanbul to a reception at the President’s office for the 85th anniversary or the establishment of the Turkish Republic. The two editors, Ara Gochunyan of “Jamanak,” and Etienne Mahchupian of “Agos” were sent invitations from Gul’s office early this

Turkey is Trying to Sway Armenia on Commission Issue, Says Hovsepian

GLENDALE–Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau member Dr. Viken Hovsepian told a gathering of press representatives and community activists that Turkey’s current tactic on Turkish-Armenian relations was to influence international opinion in order to persuade Armenia to accept its proposal for establishing a historical commission to determine the veracity of the Armenian Genocide. “We say YES to