Ankara & moscow conducting low-key talks on NK settlement

EurasiaNet , NY
Jan 5 2010

TURKEY: ANKARA AND MOSCOW CONDUCTING LOW-KEY TALKS ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH
SETTLEMENT
1/05/10

Turkish President Abdullah Gul revealed on January 5 that Turkey and
Russia have been engaged in closed-door discussions concerning Armenia
since Ankara and Yerevan tentatively agreed on a roadmap toward
reconciliation last October.

Gul made the revelation during an interview broadcast on CNN Turk. He
stated that "silent, yet very active diplomacy" has been occurring
between Turkey and Russia, focusing on a political settlement of the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

"While we are raising the frozen conflicts, making the process open
would only complicate it," Gul told CNN Turk, explaining why details
of the discussions are being kept under wraps.

Turkey’s budding rapprochement with Armenia has unsettled Azerbaijan,
Ankara’s strategic ally and Yerevan’s long-time foe.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“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