TURKEY-ARMENIA TALKS ON NORMALIZING RELATIONS
By Cihan News Agency

Zaman, Turkey
May 31 2006

The Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that it has been
holding talks with neighboring Armenia despite the latter's inflexible
attitude to normalize their frosty relations.

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Namik Tan told a weekly press
conference in Ankara that Turkey wished to build the kind of relations
which should exist between two neighboring countries.

Tan announced that the Turkish and Armenian foreign ministries had
held three rounds of talks at the level of deputy under-secretary.

"The preparations for a fourth round are underway."

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman underlined that the success of the
talks depended on Armenia which should adopt a more flexible and
constructive approach and should act in accord with international
law in order to overcome bilateral and regional problems.

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