BAKU: White House Hopes Gul Will Accept Invitation To Yerevan


July 15, 2008 Tuesday

The US government hopes that Turkish President Abdullah Gul will
accept the invitation from his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sarkisian
to jointly attend a match of the two countries football teams due
in September, Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper said. The report quoted a
White House official as saying that the Bush administration was in
favor of holding discussions on normalizing relations between the two
neighboring states. Sarkisian has lately invited the Turkish president
to Yerevan to watch the 2010 World Cup qualifier on September 7,
in a bid to foster rapprochement in Armenian-Turkish relations. The
border between the two countries has been closed since 1993 on Ankaras
insistence due to Armenias policy of occupation against Azerbaijan,
its lobbying for the recognition of the alleged Armenian genocide and
territorial claims against Turkey. Yerevan has repeatedly declined
Ankaras suggestions to jointly research the 1915 developments in
Ottoman Turkey.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS