Positive atmosphere in Moscow Turkish-Armenian talks: Ankara
Positive talks were held between Turkey and Armenia in Moscow to restore relations, and the two sides agree to continue negotiations until full normalization.
Negotiations between the special representatives of Turkey and Armenia in Moscow went well, and the date of the next meeting will be set through diplomatic channels, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry stated, "The Special Representatives discussed preliminary thoughts on the normalization process through discussion between Turkey and Armenia during their first meeting." The statement added that the meeting "was held in a friendly and constructive mood."
"The parties decided to continue talks without preconditions in order to achieve full normalcy," the statement continued, revealing that "through diplomatic procedures, the date and location of their second meeting will be determined in due time."
Armenia expects to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey and open the borders between the two countries as a result of the dialogue between them, according to the TASS news agency, quoting the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On December 13, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu hinted at the beginning of a new page in relations between Turkey and Armenia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced last October that he did not see an "obstacle" to normalizing relations with Armenia if it maintained "goodwill" toward Azerbaijan.
After Cavusoglu's statement, former ambassador to Washington Serdar Kılıç was appointed as a special representative for the normalization of relations with Armenia, while the latter appointed Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rubin Rubinyan as a special representative in the framework of the dialogue process between the two countries.