Davutoğlu pledges not to disappoint Azerbaijan

In a bid to win the opposition’s support of the government’s plans to normalize relations with neighboring Armenia, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Tuesday held talks with several political party leaders and reassured them that Turkey’s move to normalize relations with Yerevan would not harm its friendly ties with Baku at all.    Davutoğlu visited […]

Azerbaijan casts doubts on Armenia-Turkey border opening

Azerbaijan said Tuesday it did not expect Turkey to re-open its border with Armenia until the conflict over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region is resolved. Ankara and Yerevan announced Monday they had agreed on a plan to establish diplomatic relations and re-open their border, which Ankara closed in solidarity with Azerbaijan after 20 percent of its […]

Armenia-Turkey protocols severely criticized at home

Members of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party, or MHP, and Republican People’s Party, or CHP, voice their unhappiness with the government’s move to restore diplomatic relations with Armenia Turkey’s opposition parties have reacted harshly to a joint statement saying that two protocols will be inked in six weeks to restore diplomatic relations and improve bilateral […]