THIRD PHASE OF TURKEY-ARMENIA UNOFFICIAL TALKS YIELDS NO RESULT EITHER

Azeri Press Agency, Azerbaijan
May 30 2006

Since a letter that Turkey's Prime Minister Rajab Tayyib Erdoghan
sent to Armenia's President Robert Kocharian diplomats from both
states have had three private meetings (APA).

The last round of the talks closed to media and public took place
in March in Vienna. Though Turkish diplomats offered "to discuss
political problems and genocide issue between the states but let
historians investigate the genocide not just politicians," official
Yerevan rejected this proposal. Armenian diplomats wanted to discuss
the genocide issue at the joint commission of the two countries.

Ankara, however, did not accept this proposal. The sides are preparing
for the next round of the talks.