Turkey says wants direct contacts with Armenia "without intermediaries"

Turkey says wants direct contacts with Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - Ankara is in favor of direct contacts with Yerevan without intermediaries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists on Monday, December 27, commenting on the upcoming meeting of Armenian and Turkish special representatives on normalizing relations.

"The Armenian side proposes holding a meeting of special representatives in Moscow. We are in favor of direct contacts with Armenia without intermediaries," Cavusoglu said.

"I hope that the special representatives of the two countries will develop a roadmap for dialogue that will be useful for establishing further contacts. I also hope that the positive signals voiced by the representatives of Armenia will serve as a basis for concrete steps."

He reminded that Turkey is closely coordinating its actions with Azerbaijan.

Armenia has named lawmaker from the ruling Civil Contract party Ruben Rubinyan as special envoy to work on the normalization of ties with Turkey. Ankara, meanwhile, has appointed former ambassador to the United States Serdar Kilic for the same role.

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