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04 Feb
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Arkansas recognizes Armenian genocide against Azerbaijanis

The US state Arkansas has recognized the Armenian genocide against Azerbaijanis, becoming the fifth state to approve such a bill.

Members of the Turkish-American community have launched a campaign to thank the Arkansas House of Representatives for approving the bill.

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04 Feb
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Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to discuss peace settlement: OSCE

Armenian president Serzh Sarkisian speaks during a press conference. Sargsyan and Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev met in the Austrian capital Tuesday for the first time in two years. AFP Photo

The presidents of arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed Nov. 19 to discuss a peace settlement over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, the European security body OSCE said.

“The presidents agreed to advance negotiations toward a peaceful settlement… They agreed to meet again in the months ahead,” the OSCE said in a statement after the two leaders met in Vienna.

Armenia’s Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev met in the Austrian capital Tuesday for the first time in two years, hosted by the OSCE’s so-called Minsk Group, which has been spearheading attempts to negotiate a solution to the conflict.

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04 Feb
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Turkish FM Davutoğlu attends BSEC in Yerevan

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is paying a one-day visit to Yerevan today to attend the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) meeting, making him the highest-level Turkish official to visit Armenia since 2009.

Although a bilateral meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian was not scheduled as of late afternoon on Dec. 11, Turkish diplomats underlined that they would have no hesitation in holding talks with their host if they received an invitation from Armenia.

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04 Feb
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Armenian diaspora: Focus on Russia rather than Turkey!

by BARÇIN YİNANÇ

“This is bad news for Armenia,” a member of the Armenian opposition told me, in the first days following Ukraine’s surprise refusal to sign an association deal with the European Union.

After Armenia, Ukraine appeared to be another country to succumb to Moscow’s pressure to turn its back to the West and join a customs union with Russia.

Ukraine has been on the international news agenda for days as thousands pro-EU demonstrators took to the street. U.S. senators John McCain and Chris Murphy were in Kiev on Sunday to address the crowds.

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