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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 Astrakhan Summit will make positive contributions to the solution process by adding momentum to the efforts to resolve the Upper Karabakh dispute. We also wish that steps to be taken on humanitarian issues will be supported with concrete initiatives. Turkey is determined to fully support initiatives that will serve creation of a ground for compromise between the parties,” the Ministry added. Read the rest of this entry »

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


Baku says its soldier killed near Karabakh as Yerevan denies truce violation

Armenian forces shot and killed an Azerbaijani soldier near a disputed region on Friday, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said, but a senior Armenian official rejected any violation of the fragile truce from their side amid the rising tension over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman Eldar Sabiroglu told Agence France-Presse that the 19-year-old soldier was killed after Armenian forces opened fire on Azerbaijani positions near a cease-fire line.

Following Azerbaijan’s reports, Armenian Defense Ministry spokesperson David Karapetian denied a cease-fire violation from the Armenian side, the Armenian News.am website reported. “No cease-fire violations were registered by Armenia,” News.am quoted Karapetian as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

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


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. “We will do it by the help of trade. We will sign deals. The size of our trade with Azerbaijan is around $2 billion but this is not enough. We have to make it $5 billion.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Russian president calls summit on Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will hold a summit next week with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan that will focus on the conflict over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, the Kremlin announced Friday.

The meeting called by the Russian leader will take place Wednesday at Astrakhan, on the Caspian Sea, the Kremlin statement said. “Questions related to dealing with the conflict in Nagorny Karabakh will be discussed during the three-party meeting,” the Russian presidency said. Read the rest of this entry »

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