Saturday, September 13, 2008

What's really going on???

A1plus reports that Gul stated to Sabah Turkish Newspaper that Armenia has agreed to give up the liberated/occupied territories. I wondered if this was really true: it seems to be. Not only that, but the impression one gets from the news is that Turkey is acting as a mediator-like figure in this issue. And, SS was the one who seems to have brought this up:
Gul said Sarkisian had brought up the Garabagh issue during the talks first, which he did not expect.
"Quite frankly, I was not expecting such a comprehensive and detailed discussion on the Garabagh conflict."

And of course, the US is involved:
"America strongly supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan," US Vice President Dick Cheney said during a meeting with President Ilham Aliyev last Wednesday...
Cheney thanked Azerbaijan for its "brave contributions" in the fight against global terrorism...
Vice-President Cheney and President Aliyev have a long-standing relationship dating back to the times Cheney worked for the multinational company, Halliburton, while Aliyev acted as vice-president of Azerbaijan's state oil company, SOCAR.

And the icing on the cake... Hammarberg is reporting progress in Armenia.

And I found this as well... CumHuriyet reported that...
Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said Turkey's proposal to set up joint research commission on the incidents of 1915 was still on the table. "We are ready to face our history. We have nothing to be ashamed of in our history," Babacan said while commenting on relations between Turkey and Armenia.

Some more articles: Kommersant: Cheney's trip to Baku “failed”, Slowing down of Genocide recognition will be result of Armenian-Turkish talks

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