Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia plan to continue trilateral meetings

Hurriyet Turkish, Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers held a trilateral meeting on Friday in New York, raising the hopes for addressing the regional problems. Before the meeting Armenian and Azerbaijani top diplomats met to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenian Foreign Ministry press-service reported Nalbandyan met his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammedyarov Friday in New York. OSCE […]

Armenia presses for diplomatic ties with Turkey ahead of commissions

Hurriyet Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said it would be better to form diplomatic relations between Turkey and Armenia prior to the establishment of any commission, Milliyet Daily reported on Sunday. “I generally said that I was not against the establishment of commissions between the two countries… First, let our joint border be opened and diplomatic […]

Turkish FM meets Azerbaijan, trilateral meeting expected Friday

Hurriyet Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ali Babacan met Sunday his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in New York. The trilateral meeting between Turkish, Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers is expected to be held on Friday. Babacan had a meeting with Mammadyarov at Turkish House in New York.   The Turkish foreign minister is also scheduled to have a […]

Who Burned Izmir?

ATAA In 1920 Izmir was given up to the Greeks by the Ottomans as part of a Peace agreement proposed by Churchill. Although intended as an allied occupation under the armistice terms, it was in fact a Greek occupation which quickly became an excuse to extend the boundaries of Greece across the Aegean in accordance […]

Armenia presses for diplomatic ties with Turkey ahead of commissions

Hurriyet Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said it would be better to form diplomatic relations between Turkey and Armenia prior to the establishment of any commission, Milliyet Daily reported on Sunday. “I generally said that I was not against the establishment of commissions between the two countries… First, let our joint border be opened and diplomatic […]