KARABAKH ISSUE TOUCHED UPON IN TURKEY-AZERBAIJAN TALKS

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31.08.2009 17:43

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and visiting top Turkish diplomats
had talks in Baku over the weekend on recent developments in the
Caucasus, the Anatolia news agency reported. The meeting among Aliyev,
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ambassador Feridun Sinirlioglu and
Ambassador Unal Ceviköz, the deputy undersecretary for the Caucasus
and Central Asia, was held on Saturday following a Friday telephone
conversation between Aliyev and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan.

During Friday's conversation Erdogan briefed Aliyev on normalization
efforts between Turkey and Armenia, while Aliyev informed Erdogan
about developments regarding the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh
dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Prime Minister Erdogan's
office said in a written statement.

Ahead of their departure from Baku later on Saturday, Sinirlioglu told
reporters that they explained Turkey's views to Aliyev concerning
both the normalization efforts between Turkey and Armenia and the
resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute between Armenia and
Azerbaijan, without elaborating further, Today's Zaman reported.