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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Turkey-Armenia Deal Threatened

"Turkey-Armenia Pact Hits Snags
Azeri president says he's confident Ankara won't sign pact until occupied territory is returned to Azerbaijan

A deal between Turkey and Armenia to open their border and establish diplomatic relations after generations of dispute over genocide allegations and territory is under growing threat of collapse.

Armenia is pushing for rapid ratification of the deal, signed in October, while Turkey has a longer time frame. On Wednesday, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev added to concerns for the deal when he said he was confident Turkey wouldn't ratify the agreement until Armenia has returned Azeri territory that it occupies, including the mainly ethnic Armenian region of Nagorno Karabakh."

More:Turkey-Armenia Deal Threatened - WSJ.com