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Turkey hints at conditions on Armenia deal

11/10/09 14:03 CET

The Turkish prime minister has appeared to impose thinly-veiled conditions on the normalisation of ties agreed yesterday with Armenia.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the deal signed yesterday would stand more chance of being approved by parliament if Armenia renounced its claim to the Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. The agreement to end hostilities seeks to re-open borders and establish diplomatic ties between Armenia and Turkey after a century of hostilities but must be passed by both countries’ parliaments.
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