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Nagorno-Karabakh problem and solution: role for Turkey

Towards the end of this year, several important developments are taking place that should clarify the likelihood of the peaceful resolution of the problem of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan on terms consistent with U.N. Security Council resolutions, OSCE statements and the wishes of the majority of people in the South Caucasus, namely cessation of Karabakh’s occupation by Armenia and withdrawal of its military from there in exchange for a number of significant concessions by Azerbaijan ranging from economic and trade, to the political status of a high-level autonomy for the region. Read the rest of this entry »

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Progress made in Azerbaijan-Armenia talks, says OSCE

Progress is made at talks between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but difficulties are also identified, mediators say. The meeting comes a day after Azerbaijani leader raised the stakes warning that the meeting will be ‘decisive’ and that Azerbaijan’s military is ready to take back the region by force

In what have been called “last-chance” peace talks, the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan are said to have made important progress over the disputed Azerbaijani enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.More...

Despite Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev raising the stakes beforehand by threatening to take the region back by military force, international mediators in Munich appeared upbeat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azerbaijani civilian killed near Karabakh

Armenian forces killed an Azerbaijani civilian near the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani media reported Monday.

ANS television and the Azeri Press Agency said a 41-year-old man was killed on Sunday when separatist forces opened fire on Azerbaijani positions in the Goranboy region on the de facto border with Karabakh.

The Nagorno-Karabakh administration denied its forces had killed a civilian and accused Azerbaijani soldiers of repeatedly firing on its positions over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkey eyes progress in Karabakh to move forward with Armenia

Turkey has said it is hopeful that Armenia and Azerbaijan will make progress toward resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, facilitating an imminent normalization of relations between regional foes Ankara and Yerevan.

“The technical work was completed with regard to the corridors linking Armenia to Karabakh. We are informed of the progress [regarding the negotiations],” a senior Turkish diplomat told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review.

The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serge Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev, are expected to meet Sunday at the French consulate in Munich, Germany. It will be the eighth presidential meeting since Turkey and Armenia began reconciliatory talks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Domino effect of Turkey-Armenia warmth to coat Gate of Orient, says analyst

The warm winds of change in Turkish-Armenian ties will somehow create a domino effect with positive implications, from the lifting of the blockade on Nakhichevan to the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, according a senior foreign policy analyst from an Ankara-based think tank

The warming relations between Turkey and Armenia could change the fate of Nakhchivan, an isolated territory on Turkey’s eastern border, according to an Ankara-based think tank.

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Armenian journalist dissects Karabakh in new book

Though Armenian-Azerbaijani relations have attracted much scholarly and journalistic attention, one Armenian journalist and author, Tatul Hagopian, believes his new book presents an original approach to understanding and analyzing the drama.

“Gananç u Sev – Arzakhyan Orakir” (Green and Black – Artsakh Diary) focuses on the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region and is the result of Hagopian’s 20-year investigation of the region and is based on countless historical documents, eyewitness accounts and personal observations. Read the rest of this entry »

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


Armenian journalist dissects Karabakh in new book

Though Armenian-Azerbaijani relations have attracted much scholarly and journalistic attention, one Armenian journalist and author, Tatul Hagopian, believes his new book presents an original approach to understanding and analyzing the drama.

“Gananç u Sev – Arzakhyan Orakir” (Green and Black – Artsakh Diary) focuses on the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region and is the result of Hagopian’s 20-year investigation of the region and is based on countless historical documents, eyewitness accounts and personal observations. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press, Uncategorized No Comments » November 2009


Turkish-Armenian Soccer Diplomacy: A Direct Hit at Azerbaijan’s Foreign Policy Architecture

Azerbaijan is not happy with the two protocols signed between Armenia and Turkey on the 10th of October in Zurich, Switzerland. The most common explanation has been that despite all the verbal promises by its strategic ally, Baku is not sure that the opening of the borders will be tied to the partial withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the territories in and (especially) around Nagorno-Karabakh. But the level of disappointment in Azerbaijan cannot be fully explained away by an unfavorable behavior of the brotherly government. For Azerbaijan, the Turkish border initiative amounts to more than that. Namely, it is poised to destroy the foreign policy architecture Azerbaijan has been meticulously building since the mid-1990s around Karabakh issue, leaving behind uncertainty and confusion. This is what makes the repercussions of the Turkish-Armenian conciliation so unbearable for Azerbaijan. Read the rest of this entry »

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