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Yerevan under mounting pressure, says right-wing party

Turkey’s preconditions for normalizing relations with Armenia have increased pressure on Yerevan to make concessions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said a senior official from the right-wing Armenian Revolutionary Federation, or Dashnaktsutyun.

Giro Manoyan told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that Washington and other mediators are pressing the parties to agree on the principles of a settlement on the disputed region before an Oct. 14 football match in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » August 2009


Armenia, Azerbaijan inching closer to deal, says Bryza

Armenia and Azerbaijan are inching closer to a framework agreement on the long-standing territorial dispute, a top U.S. official has said, downplaying the significance of changes made in the international mediators’ existing peace proposals.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza paid a two-day visit to the Armenian capital, Yerevan, and met with President Serge Sarkisian, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, or RFE/RL, reported on its Web site.

Bryza rejected suggestions that the newly modified version of the proposed basic principles of a Karabakh settlement was less favorable to the Armenian side than the original document formally put forward by the OSCE Minsk Group in Madrid in November 2007. Bryza also said Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey had a historical chance to improve relations, but added that negotiations would resume for several months. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » August 2009