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Turkish, Armenian Special Representatives Push for Normalization of Relations (Naghi Ahmadov, The Jamestown Foundation)

The first round of negotiations between the special representatives of Turkey and Armenia aimed at normalizing relations was held in Moscow, at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on January 14. Signals regarding the results of the meeting from both sides were primarily positive. After nearly two hours of talks, the two countries’ foreign ministries […]

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Armenia’s foreign policy unlikely to change after president’s resignation – Russian MP (TASS)

Armenia’s foreign policy, including its relations with Russia, are unlikely to change following President Armen Sarkissian’s resignation, a Russian lawmaker told TASS on Sunday. “Armenia’s foreign policy will not change after the president’s resignation,” Viktor Volodatsky, first deputy chairman of the committee for the CIS affairs, Eurasian integration and ties with compatriots of the Russian […]

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Iran’s Perceptions and Concerns of Border Tensions Between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan (Vali Kaleji, Valdai Discussion Club)

In his article, Dr. Vali Kaleji, a Tehran-based expert on Central Asia and Caucasian Studies, believes that informing Tehran of the results of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border commission, creating a complementary agreement to clarify Article 9 of the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement for clarifying Zangezur corridor and continuing the meeting of 3 + 3 format can reduce Iran’s concerns about the border tensions between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan and […]

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In Step Toward Normalizing Ties, Flights Between Turkey And Armenia To Resume (RFE RL)

Turkey’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure says flights to and from Armenia will resume next month as the two neighbors continue discussions aimed at normalizing bilateral ties after years of animosity. In Step Toward Normalizing Ties, Flights Between Turkey And Armenia To Resume (rferl.org)

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Armenia, Turkey Hold First Round Of Talks On Normalizing Ties, Agree To Hold More (RFE RL)

Representatives of Armenia and Turkey have agreed to continue negotiations after a first round of talks in Moscow on January 14 aimed at normalizing relations after years of animosity. Armenia, Turkey Hold First Round Of Talks On Normalizing Ties, Agree To Hold More (rferl.org)

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Armenia Expects Talks With Turkey To Result In Diplomatic Relations, Open Borders (RFE RL)

Armenia expects diplomatic relations will be established with Turkey and borders between the two countries will open as a result of talks to normalize ties, which began on January 14 in Moscow, Armenia’s Foreign Ministry said. Armenia Expects Talks With Turkey To Result In Diplomatic Relations, Open Borders (rferl.org)

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Turkey and Armenia to hold talks on restoring ties next week (Middle East Eye)

The special envoys of Turkey and Armenia are expected to meet in the Russian capital next week as the two countries take steps towards normalising ties, the foreign ministries of both countries have announced. Turkey and Armenia to hold talks on restoring ties next week | Middle East Eye

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Armenia’s CSTO chairmanship: What priorities, challenges, and prospects lie ahead for 2022 (TASS)

Armenia will take the chairmanship reins of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a post-Soviet security bloc, in 2022. Armenia’s CSTO chairmanship: What priorities, challenges, and prospects lie ahead for 2022 – World – TASS

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Armenia Lifts Ban On Import Of Turkish Goods (RFE RL)

The Armenian government has lifted a ban on the import of Turkish goods that was imposed over Ankara’s backing of Azerbaijan in last year’s war with Armenia. “A decision was made not to extend the embargo on the import of Turkish goods into the country,” the Economy Ministry said on Facebook. Armenia Lifts Ban On […]

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Tensions Grow Over Zangezur Corridor, as Russia Losing Dominant Position on the Caspian (Paul Globe, The Jamestown Foundation)

Two seemingly unrelated developments are worrying officials in the South Caucasus, Russia and the West. On the one hand, tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the opening of a transit corridor between Azerbaijan and its non-contiguous Nakhchivan autonomy are growing, the result of Armenia’s failure to agree to reopen it after the 44-day Second Karabakh […]

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Armenian, Azerbaijani Leaders Hold ‘Significant’ Talks (RFE RL)

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held “significant” EU-mediated talks in Brussels, European Council President Charles Michel said. The trilateral meeting lasted more than four hours, stretching into the early morning of December 15 as the neighbors discussed ways to overcome tensions and advance diplomacy following last year’s war, Michel said […]

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Armenia, Turkey To Appoint Special Envoys In Bid To Normalize Ties (RFE RL)

Neighbors Turkey and Armenia have announced that they will appoint special envoys on mending relations that have been strained for decades. Yerevan and Ankara have never established formal diplomatic ties. Turkey, a key regional ally of Turkic-speaking Azerbaijan, has kept its border with Armenia closed since the 1990s, due to what it said was Armenia’s […]