SARGSYAN-GUL: THE EXCEPTIONAL MEETING OF THE BEGINNING OF 21ST CENTURY

Panorama.am
15:29 03/09/2008

The director of Museum Institute of Armenian Genocide Hayk Demoyan
calls Abdula Gul's visit to Armenia a significant breakthrough in
Armenia-Turkey relations.

"This would be an exceptional meeting not only in political view but
in "breaking the ice of cold relations" as well. Turkish President
is making a visit to a country with which they had no diplomatic
relations for long 16 years," H. Demoyan says.

According to Demoyan, the problem concerns not only Armenia-Turkey
relations but the whole region as well: these relations progress
may include Azerbaijan and world leaders too. Hence Armenia-Turkey
relations will give rise to new developments in the region.

Questioned whether Sargsyan's decision to invite Gul to visit Yerevan
for watching Armenia-Turkey football match was right, Demoyan said
the President's initiative was correct, because after this invitation
Turkey had experienced a real diplomatic stun.

"We'll be witnesses of new developments of our relations. Of course,
nothing can be done in a hurry, don't expect too much from this
meeting. However, there will be new formats for further talks and
the establishment of Armenia-Turkey relations," Demoyan said.