Turkey reaches out to Armenia

The Independent - United Kingdom
Apr 30, 2005


ANKARA Turkey's Prime Minister offered to establish relations with
Armenia if the sides agree to jointly research the killings of
Armenians during the First World War. Armenians accuse Turkey of
genocide. Turkey rejects that but has been opening up on the issue
under EU pressure. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said talks could be held in
parallel with a genocide inquiry.