Turkey welcomes agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia on several issues

Turkey welcomed agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia on several issues during a meeting hosted by President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Sunday, “we welcome that Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders agreed on several humanitarian issues during a summit hosted by Russian President Medvedev.” “Turkey hopes that the […]

Yerevan denies telling US to delay ‘genocide’ recognition

A video apparently showing the U.S. vice president telling an Armenian-American activist that the Armenian president asked the United States to hold off recognizing the 1915 killings of Armenians as “genocide” has stirred anger in Yerevan, reports have said. An Armenian presidential spokesperson on Wednesday denied that such a conversation took place between President Serge […]

Turkish politician detained in Armenia

Tuna Beklevic, leader of the Powerful Turkey Party (GTP), has been detained in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, GTP said on Friday. Beklevic and accompanying GTP members have been detained by Armenian secret service agents following their meeting with the press in Yerevan, GTP said in a statement. On October 10, one full year after […]

Turkey will not open its border with Armenia unless Karabakh problem is resolved, minister

Turkey will not open its border and develop commercial relations with Armenia unless a solution to Karabakh problem is found, Turkey’s foreign trade minister said on Tuesday. Zafer Caglayan, who is in Nakhichevan for talks, said that Nakhichevan was really important for both Azerbaijan and Turkey. “That’s why we have to develop Nakhichevan,” Caglayan said. […]

US committed to resolving Turkey-Armenia issue, assistant secretary says

The U.S. Department of State spokesman said on Tuesday that they were committed to resolving issues between Turkey and Armenia. U.S. State Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley replied to questions on several matters at a daily press briefing in Washington, D.C.. When a reporter said, “there was one-year anniversary of the Armenian-Turkish protocols a couple […]