Voice of America
May 10 2004
Armenian President Declines Invitation to NATO Summit in Turkey
Armenian authorities say President Robert Kocharian he will not
attend a NATO summit in Turkey next month.
Officials at the president’s office says the decision was made over
what it called the lack of progress in relations between Armenia and
Turkey. They say Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanyan will go in his
Armenians and Turkey are still at odds over the deaths of more than a
million ethnic Armenians in Turkey during War War I.
Armenia says Turkey is responsible for genocide in the deaths between
1915 and 1923.
Turkish authorities say the deaths were fewer and were the result of