TURKEY CLARIFIES POSITION ON ARMENIAN TIES TO ALIYEV

Asbarez
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Aug 31, 2009

BAKU (Combined Sources)-Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and visiting top
Turkish diplomats held talks over the weekend on recent developments
in the Caucasus, the Anatolia news agency reported.

The meeting between Aliyev, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary
Ambassador Feridun Sinirlioglu and Ambassador Unal Cevikoz, 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 conflict, without elaborating further.