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Non-governmental organisations call Ankara and Yerevan for developing the dialogue

The Civil Society Institute (CSI, Armenia), the Human Right Association (IHD, Turkey) which are both members of International Assotiation of Human Rights call governing and oppositional political forces of Turkey and Armenia for carrying out their obligations of normalising the relations between the two countries, 

Italy supports Turkey EU membership

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said that Italy does not share the attitude of France and Germany towards the "privileged partnership" proposed for Turkey, reports Trend citing the Russian service TRT.In a statement  for the French news channel "24", Franco Frattini emphasized that Italy supports Turkish membership of the EU. "It is necessary to keep the promises given to Turkey," Franco Frattini said.

Sargsyan and Erdogan may determine timescale for protocol ratification in Washington

Today President Serzh Sargsyan will leave for Washington, in order to attend the global nuclear security summit taking place next week, reports RIA Novosti citing the Armenian President's press service.Sargsyan will visit Washington at Barack Obama's invitation. A bilateral meeting of the Presidents is to take place during the visit. Serzh Sargsyan will also meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the suggestion of the Turkish side.

Turkish and Kazakh Foreign Ministers discuss events in Kyrgyzstan

Turkish Foreign Ministers Ahmet Davutoglu discussed the events in Kyrgyzstan with Kazakh Foreign Minister and the OSCE Chairman Kanat Saudabayev by telephone, reports Trend with reference to the Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman.During the conversation Davutoglu called for elaboration of a general political course concerning the matter. Davatoglu noticed that Turkey is ready to contribute to stability and political dialogue in Kyrgyzstan.

Turkey launches warship built by private company.

A warship built by a private shipbuilding company has been launched in Istanbul. At the opening ceremony, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan highlighted that the Turkish authorities wish to turn Turkey into a prosperous and peaceful state, report Turkish media.

Somali pirates leave hijacked Turkish ship

The Somali pirates have left the hijacked Turkish cargo ship Yasin C, having found no one on board. All 25 crew members hid themselves in one of the compartments of the ship, having stocked up on food, reports Associated Press citing Turkish Media.The ship was hijacked on Wednesday, 400 km. from the Kenyan port of Mambas. The crew members are Turkish citizens.

Turkish premier#039s special envoy holds talks with Azerbaijani president in Baku

Turkish premier's special envoy holds talks with Azerbaijani president in Baku

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met today with the special envoy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip, reports ANS.Aliyev and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Firudin Sinirlioglu discussed the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh and Turkish-Armenian relations, including talks scheduled between the Turkish and Armenian leaders in Washington

Armenia has its own vision of rapprochement with Turkey

Armenia has its own solution to the issue of the reestablishment of diplomatic ties with Turkey, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said ahead of a visit to Washington, reports Novosti Armenia.The Armenia leader has accepted a proposal by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet on the sidelines of an April 12-13 nuclear security summit in Washington.“This is a very important visit; there are some important meetings ahead. And what is most important is that we almost have our own solution,” Sargsyan said.

Turkey's Constitution needs amendments - Erdogan

The Turkish parliament has discussed amendments to the country’s Constitution, reports Trend with reference to the Turkish CNN Turk TV channel.Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party that the country was not able to move forward under the present Constitution.He also said that he believed he had wide support for the amendments and also wanted the opposition to back his proposal.

Telephone talks heve taken place between Azerbaijan and Turkey

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Azerbaijan, Ahmed Davudoglu and Elmar Mamedyarov, held telephone talks before the visit of the Turkish deputy foreign minister, Ferudin Sinirlioglu, to Azerbaijan, the Russian service of TRT reports.

A delegation of land forces of Turkey visits Azerbaijan

A delegation of land forces is going to visit Baku on April, 19. The Ministry of Defence has informed APA about it. The visit will long until April, 22, it being сonducted in the network of a military agreement signed by the both sides.According to the sources in the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, an exchange of instructors of the organazations of higher education od Azerbaijan and Turkey will be taking place from April, 19 until April, 22.09.04.2010

Armenian president to meet with Turkish premier in Washington

Armenian president to meet with Turkish premier in Washington

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has accepted a proposal from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet on the sidelines of an April 12-13 nuclear security summit in Washington. The Armenian president said that Yerevan is waiting for decisive steps from Turkey in attempts to establish Turkish-Armenian relations. Erdogan’s special envoy confirmed that Turkey desires positive change in ties with Armenia. Sargsyan and U.S. President Barack Obama will also meet place in Washington.

President of France to visit Turkey

French President Nikolas Sarkozy will visit Turkey in November, reports Trend, citing Turkish press. This was announced after the meeting of theFrench President and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Paris. The meeting lasted one hour 45 minutes, after which the head of Turkey left Elysee Palace. One of the main subjects of the negotiations was Turkey's entry into the European Union, reported the Anadolu news agency, citing diplomatic sources.

Armenia is willing to continue negotiations on Turkish-Armenian relations

Turkey is willing to continue the process of normalising relationswith Armenia, announced Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan,reports Novosti-Armenia.

Erdogan awaiting answer of the Armenian President

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. The letter must be transmitted by the special representative of the Turkish Prime Minister, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs Firudin Sinirlioglu, now being in Yerevan.

Turkish premier's special envoy in Armenia

The special envoy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasarrived in the Armenian capital of Yerevan to meet Armenian PresidentSerzh Sargsyan, reports Medimaks. The news was announced by Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan,who will also meet the envoy.  

Turkish premier to discuss EU cooperation, membership in France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan starts on Tuesday atwo-day visit to France. The main topics of his talks with FrenchPresident Nicolas Sarkozy will be economic and security cooperation,as well as France’s opposition to Turkey joining the EU, ITAR-TASSreports.France and, of late, Germany, have expressed fears about acceptingTurkey, with a population of some 70 million Muslims, into theEuropean Union. Erdogan slammed Sarkozy’s position in an interviewwith Euronews on January 30.

Turkish Ambassador returns to the United States

This morning,  Turkish ambassador Namik Tan withdrawn after  the recognition of resolution on the “Armenian genocide” by the U.S. Congress resolution “On the Armenian genocide” returned to the States, reports Trend referring to the Turkish media. In the United States will be started preparations for the visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister and  the U.S. government has taken steps  satisfying Turkey, Namik Tan said during the interview

Turkey and Russia may abolish visas

Turkish prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan said during the visit of Dmitry Medvedev to Ankara, that Turkey and Russia may abolish visa system between the two countries, reporting RIA Novosti referring to Turkish media.Nowadays, for Russian citizens prevails abated visa system. For Russian citizens, visas can be obtained at any point of entrance. The issue of abolishing visa system was discussed during the Erdogan’s visit to Moscow in January.

Turkish Prime Minister calls on the Arab world for political cooperation

Turkish Prime Minister calls on the Arab world for political cooperation

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the commencement ceremony of the Turkish TV and radio broadcaster and Radio TRT called in the Arabic language on the Arab world to adhere to common political course in the future, reports Novosti Azerbaijan referring to  the site of the TRT broadcaster.