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Sarkisian to IAGS President: No to Commission of Historians, Yes to Eliminating Consequences of Genocide

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has responded to an October 13 open letter from the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, William Schabas. In the letter, addressed to both Sarkisian and Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Schabas, said: “Acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide must be the starting point of any ‘impartial historical commission,’ not one of its possible conclusions.”

Turkey Refuses US Request for Combat Troops in Afghanistan

Turkish troops in Afghanistan will not engage in combat with the Taliban, Turkey’s defense minister and diplomats emphasized on Thursday in reaction to the United States’ request for extra soldiers for ‘flexible’ missions.

Turkey Frets Looming US Recognition of Genocide

Prospects are high for a US recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the incoming administration of president elect Barack Obama, a leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation said Tuesday, reiterating his party’s calls for Yerevan not to buckle under Turkish pressure by accepting a package deal that would see, among other things, the establishment of a joint study on the genocide in exchange for normal ties.

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

Open Borders Rest on Preconditions, Gul Tells Turks in US

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–The Turkish-Armenian border may be opened if certain prerequisits are met and certain existing problems are solved, Turkish President Abdullah Gul told reporters Saturday. "The aim of the talks with Armenia is to start the dialogue that will remove problems. If these problems are solved in this process, then we can have any kind