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Turkey-Armenia: Open the border!

  What does it mean for neighboring businessmen and customers when an abstract line on the ground called “country border” suddenly rise and become a concrete wall? This is the story behind the closed Turkish-Armenian border. Arsen Ghazaryan  “It would be a huge benefit for the Armenian economy if Turkey would open its border.” said Arsen Ghazarian, a prominent businessman and co-chair of Turkish-Armeni ...

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‘Armenian Orphan Rug’ displayed by White House

The Ghazir Rug is an Armenian style rug woven by orphans of the Armenian genocide in Ghazir, Lebanon. Also known as the Armenian Orphan Rug, it was gifted to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925 and kept in storage at the White House until being put on display in the White House Visitors Office in November 2014. (photo by Wikimedia Commons) The White House’s decision to put the “Armenian Orphan Rug” on public ...

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Turkish-Armenian relations need a new game-changer

  Turkish-Armenian relations need a new game-changer ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ As Turkey prepares itself for the centenary of Gallipoli and chairing the G-20 summit in 2015, some other forces around the world are perhaps preparing inconspicuous scenarios to increase the duress on Turkey to “recognize” the events in 1915 as “genocide.” Turkish-Armenian relations, as well as Turkey’s bilateral relations with a number ...

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Former Turkish special envoy suggests opening border with Armenia

Former Turkish special envoy suggests opening border with Armenia   Yerevan /Mediamax/. Retired Turkish diplomat Unal Cevikoz believes Turkey should come forward with a new initiative to overcome the current impasse between Yerevan and Ankara. He stated about it in his article “Turkish-Armenian Relations Need a New Game-Changer” in Turkish Hurriyet Daily. Unal Cevikoz was the Political Director at Turk ...

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Turkey needs post-2015 strategy on Armenian genocide claims, says Turkish diplomat

  Armenian institutions have engaged in a campaign to blame Turkey on the centenary of 1915 Armenian killings, and Turkey should have a strategy in the event that it fails to counter the claims, according to a senior Turkish diplomat. “I have just come back from Washington, and I saw the preparations there,” Ambassador Altay Cengizer, who currently holds the position of director-general for Policy Plan ...

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2015 Ermeniler lehine penaltı, o şansı deneyecekler

  Büyükelçi Altay Cengizer, Türk Dışişleri geleneği açısından ezber bozan bir çalışmaya imza attı. Halen Bakanlığın Siyaset Planlama Genel Müdürü olarak görev yapan Altay Cengizer, tarihçi şapkasıyla bir kitap yazdı. Diplomatların görevdeyken kişisel yaklaşımlarını açık etmesine alışık değiliz. Cengizer’in ‘Adil Hafızanın Işığında’ isimli kitabında ‘tarihin içinden geçme’ çabasının kendi bulunduğu pozi ...

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The 1915 Genocide : who can legally represent Armenians?

By Rodney Dakessian Judge in Lebanon If the claims made by Armenians on Turkey in relation to the 1915 Genocide are to be discussed, we should determine who can legally represent them: Should it be the Republic of Armenia? Or the Armenian Diaspora – who is not a legal entity? Or the descendants of the victims of the Armenian Genocide – in Armenia and the Diaspora? Rodney Dakessian, a Lebanese judge and Doct ...

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UK supports normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations

  Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 3   Trend: The UK believes that the previously signed Armenian-Turkish protocols should be implemented, the British Minister of State for Europe David Lidington said Nov. 3, Armenia Today news agency reported. Speaking at a news conference in Yerevan, Armenia, Lidington added that the protocols will allow moving forward. He said the UK supports the normalization of relatio ...

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David Lidington urges implementation of Armenian-Turkish protocols without delay

  Armenian-Turkish protocols must be implemented without delay. David Lidington, Minister of State at the UK Foreign Office, as Minister for Europe, made such statement in a joint press conference with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Yerevan, Monday. The British minister reaffirmed London's support for normalizations of the Armenian-Turkish relations. In this light, Lidington welcomed Mi ...

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Azerbaijan Moderates Stance At Paris Karabakh Talks

The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev, met in Paris on October 27 for a further round of talks under the aegis of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group tasked with mediating a peaceful solution to the deadlocked conflict over the future status of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Few observers seriously believed that the Par ...

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