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Gül urges Medvedev to push for peace in Karabakh

President Abdullah Gül urged his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev to push for a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia during a phone conversation on Saturday.

According to diplomatic sources, Gül also expressed Ankara’s feeling of unease with the Armenian Constitutional Court ruling containing preconditions and restrictive provisions on the normalization protocols between Armenia and Turkey. Gül urged Medvedev to play a ‘more active role’ with Yerevan in order to keep the normalization process on track. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » January 2010


Turkish, Armenian FMs meet for short talk in London

Davutoğlu-Nalbandian talks mark the first face-to-face meeting after Armenia’s court ruling draws strong criticism from Ankara. The ruling jeopardized the protocols that were signed to begin normalization of diplomatic relations between the two foes

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Armenia held an impromptu meeting Thursday at an international conference in London during which Turkey relayed its concerns about the prospects of the two countries’ protocols.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » January 2010


Eyes on Sochi for progress on Nagorno-Karabakh

Turkish diplomats and politicians will today be closely following a trilateral summit in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, where Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will host Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at a trilateral summit that will focus on resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute. 

Ankara, which last year agreed with Yerevan to establish diplomatic relations and reopen their border, insists on seeing improvement towards a resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in parallel with its efforts to normalize relations with Yerevan. Ankara argues that partial normalization in the Caucasus cannot be sustainable as long as the parties fail to exert efforts for complete normalization. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » January 2010


Russia hosts Azeri, Armenian talks

The presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia have held their fifth meeting for a peace agreement in the Russian resort city of Sochi as Moscow pushes the sides to resolve their longstanding conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

“The negotiations were very useful; the parties viewed the concrete proposals of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] co-chairs,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after the meeting. “There is a common understanding and all this has been covered in the preamble of the documents.”

The meeting was between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, his Armenian counterpart, Serge Sarkisian, and their Russian host, Dmitry Medvedev. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » January 2010


Turkey to get freer hand with updated Madrid principles

Ankara hopes that recent diplomatic mobility in the South Caucasus will eventually lead to concrete progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan and will enable Turkey to pass a so-called threshold to move ahead in ongoing efforts for the normalization of ties with estranged neighbor Armenia.
 
Moscow yesterday hosted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who urged President Dmitry Medvedev and his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on maintenance of the “gained impetus” in efforts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » January 2010