Obama marks 1915 Armenian massacre, avoids ‘genocide’ label

US President Barack Obama marked on Saturday the anniversary of the 1915 massacres of Armenians by Ottoman Turks by saying he was encouraged by dialogue between Turkey and Armenia that would help recognize their “common humanity.” Obama described the dark events of 95 years ago as “one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century,” […]

US still hopeful on Turkey-Armenia deal

The United States said Thursday it remained hopeful that Turkey and Armenia would move toward reconciliation despite Yerevan’s halt to an accord that would end decades of hostility. US officials said they had anticipated President Serzh Sarkisian’s announcement that parliament would no longer consider ratifying the US-backed deal, but they welcomed his decision not to […]

Armenia: Ratification suspended due to Turkish ‘preconditions’

Armenia’s ruling coalition said on Thursday it had suspended the ratification in parliament of peace accords with Turkey, dealing a blow to U.S.-backed efforts to bury a century of hostility between the neighbours. Christian Armenia and Muslim Turkey signed accords in October last year to overcome the legacy of the World War One mass killing […]

Washington D.C. hosts conference on Turks and Armenians

Iran and Armenia top agenda of Davutoglu’s talks in Washington D.C.

Iran and Armenia were on top of the agenda of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s talks in Washington, D.C. during Nuclear Security Summit. Davutoglu reaffirmed Turkey’s commitment to normalisation process with Armenia and relayed the message that Turkey disapproved sanctions on Iran. Davutoglu relayed the message to Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian and U.S. Secretary […]