Rocky road to restoring Turkish-Armenian relations

Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian called his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoğlu, on Wednesday to express concern and seek clarification over that statement.  But the exchange of words between them apparently has not solved the problems as the Turkish Foreign Ministry is now working to write a text proving its concerns based on the Armenian court’s decision. […]

Normalization with Armenia at risk, says PM Erdoğan

Following Ankara’s initial reaction to a ruling by the top Armenian court on protocols between the two countries expected to pave the way for the normalization of relations, the Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers have exchanged views, but the issue remains unresolved.    Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian called his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoğlu on […]

Turkey says Armenian top court’s ruling on protocols not acceptable

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has stated that there are preconditions which contradict the letter and essence of the Armenian-Turkish protocols in the Armenian Constitutional Court’s decision approving the protocols signed between the two countries last year.    The statement released by the Foreign Ministry Monday evening said: “The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia […]

Turkey frustrated with genocide reference by Armenian court

Foreign Ministry sources say the reference in an Armenian court decision to a declaration rejecting even the questioning of the 1915 killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire is against the essence of the normalization process with Yerevan A top Armenian court’s reference to the 1915 killings of Armenians in its reasoned […]

Russia urges Armenia, Turkey to move quickly on ties

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday called on Armenia and Turkey to move forward quickly on stalled efforts to ratify a landmark deal to establish full diplomatic relations. “We are interested in ties being normalized…. The quicker this happens, the better it is for the entire region,” Lavrov said during a joint press conference […]