Turkish, Armenian leaders hold talks

Hurriyet Armenia’s president said he got a “positive signal” Thursday from Turkey’s prime minister during rare talks between the two rival neighbors. “I’ve seen a willingness of the prime minister to solve our issues. I think this is a positive signal,” Serge Sarkisian told reporters after the two met at the World Economic Forum in […]

Turkey sees Armenian government and diaspora on different pages

Hurriyet The diaspora is trying to benefit from the recent situation in Turkish-Armenian relations, but the Yerevan administration does not share the same view, Turkey’s prime minister said Wednesday. Turkey’s FM met his Armenian counterpart in Davos. “The Armenian diaspora is working, but their efforts are aimed at gaining benefits from the situation. From what […]

Conference on the Reality of the Armenian Question

Justin McCarthy, TGNA 2005 The History OTTOMAN PROVINCES  Conflict between the Turks and the Armenians was not inevitable. The two peoples should have been friends. When World War I began, the Armenians and Turks had been living together for 800 years. The Armenians of Anatolia and Europe had been Ottoman subjects for nearly 400 years. There […]

Orchestra may tour Armenia

Hurriyet While diplomatic efforts continue for the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia, a cultural rapprochement between the two nations is on the horizon as Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra plans a visit to Yerevan. Music director of the orchestra, Rengim Gökmen, confirmed the possibility of such a visit to the Hürriyet Daily News & […]

Five Caucasus neighbors to meet and mull regional security

Hurriyet Officials from the foreign ministries of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia and Georgia will meet in Istanbul next week for the second five-party discussion of its kind on the Turkey-led Caucasus Stability and Cooperation Platform, the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review learned from diplomatic sources. The first was held in December on the sidelines […]