Turkey and Armenia

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Turkish and US representatives discuss regional problems

US officials and a group of parliamentarians from the Justice and Development Party of Turkey discussed security questions in the Caucasus and Middle East, including rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia, a peaceful settlement in Karabakh and the crisis between Turkey and Israel, APA reports.O.

Georgia may be mediator in negotiations between Armenia and Turkey

Georgia may be a mediator between Turkey and Armenia in their negotiations, Armenian foreign minister Edward Nalbandyan said while visiting Tbilisi. He said that there is an interruption to the negotiations at the moment, which is due to the preliminary conditions which Turkey hasproposed to Armenia, News Armenia reports.

Turkish premier arrives in Azerbaijan.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey, is arriving in Baku tonight, TRT reports. The sides are going to sign an agreement on gas deliveries from Azerbaijan to Turkey. Erdogan is also planning to visit some memorials tomorrow and to participate in opening a monument to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Baku.

Russia hopes for Turkish-Armenian rapprochement

The Russian president has expressed hope that Turkey and Armenia will finally reach certain agreements and fully restore bilateral relations. "Naturally, this process is not simple, it encounters different attitudes within both states, as, for obvious reasons this problem has remained unsolved for a long time", said Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, reports RIA Novosti.He also added that Turkish-Armenian rapprochement would without doubt promote stability in the region.

Armenian-Turkish protocols frozen - Turkish foreign minister

Armenian-Turkish protocols frozen - Turkish foreign minister

Protocols on the rapprochement of Turkey and Armenia have been frozen,and not scrapped, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has toldthe Milliyet newspaper, APA reports.He said Turkey and Armenia will have low-key talks and then take stepsto regulate the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.

Turkey for the integration of the Caucasus states

A solution to the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is necessary for the security of the region, Turkish foreign minister AhmetDavutoglu said in Oxford at a conference entitled "Foreign Policy of Turkey in a Changing World", Trend reports quoting the Turkish agency Anadolu.

Turkey will confirm commitment to Armenian-Turkish protocols - Erdogan

Ankara was cold toward Armenia halting the ratification of protocolsand normalization of bilateral relations, TRT reports.Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan urgently contacted ForeignMinister Ahmet Davutoglu before Armenia declared it would halt theratification.The Turkish side will confirm its commitment to Armenian-Turkishprotocols Erdogan said later.The Turkish premier declared that regardless of Armenia's decision,Turkey is devoted to the Armenian-Turkish protocols.

Turkey to improve relations with Armenian diaspora

Turkey is to establish a dialogue with the influential Armenian disapora in an attempt to improve ties, News Armenia reports, citing a diplomatic source. Turkey and Armenia have no diplomatic relations and the border between the two countries remains closed since 1993

Turkey will not open Armenian border until Nagorno-Karabakh resolution

Turkey’s border with Armenia will remain closed until Armenia and Azerbaijan have resolved the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict , Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has said, reports CNN Turk. He also recalled that the border was closed due to Armenian “aggression against Azerbaijan” in 1993 and further occupation. He also said that Azerbaijan is an indispensable participant of peace talks and can not be removed from the process.

Obama urges Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations

Obama urges Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations

President Barack Obama has urged Turkey and Armenia to undertake all possible efforts to normalize relations and to ratify the protocols on establishing diplomatic relations, RIA Novosti reports. Obama noticed that normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey is in the interest of the Armenian people. The meeting was held behind closed doors in the network of the summit on nuclear security being held in Washington. Yesterday Sargsyan also met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington.

Non-governmental organisations call Ankara and Yerevan for developing the dialogue

The Civil Society Institute (CSI, Armenia), the Human Right Association (IHD, Turkey) which are both members of International Assotiation of Human Rights call governing and oppositional political forces of Turkey and Armenia for carrying out their obligations of normalising the relations between the two countries, 

Turkish premier's special envoy holds talks with Azerbaijani president in Baku

Turkish premier's special envoy holds talks with Azerbaijani president in Baku

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met today with the special envoy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip, reports ANS.Aliyev and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Firudin Sinirlioglu discussed the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh and Turkish-Armenian relations, including talks scheduled between the Turkish and Armenian leaders in Washington

Turkey and Armenia should solve their own problems – U.S.

Turkey and Armenia should not involve other states in their bilateral disputes, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs said, Trend reports, citing CNN Turk."The problems between Turkey and Armenia should be solved by the two countries," Phillip Gordon said.

Iran increases gas exports

The Deputy Director General of the National Iranian Gas Company Keshkuli,  visited the Gilan Province to participate in the ceremony of bringing into service a new gas pipeline and said that this year Iran has increased its gas exports, reports Armenia Today. According to Keshkuli, since the beginning of this year from Iran to Turkey and Armenia was supplied an average of 26 million cubic meters of gas daily. This is a 21% increase in comparison with last year's figures.

Turkey’s PM says ambassador will not yet return to U.S.

Turkey’s PM says ambassador will not yet return to U.S.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country’s ambassador to the United States, Namik Tan, will not return to Washington for as long as Ankara doesn't have a complete picture concerning the possible passing of a resolution in Congress on recognition of the Armenian "genocide," Trend news agency reports.

Turkish president calls on Obama to block ‘Armenian genocide’ resolution

Turkish President Abdullah Gül said during a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, that Washington should not let relations between the United States and Turkey be harmed against the background of the peak of their development, Trend news agency reported, referring to the Turkish media. In turn, Obama called on Turkey to expedite the ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols, Turkish media reported.