Turkey, Armenia to launch talks on diplomatic ties
Published 09/01/2009, The Jamestown Sun
Turkish-Armenian ties began to improve after a so-called soccer diplomacy campaign last year, when Turkish President Abdullah Gul attended a World Cup qualifier in Armenia. Sarkisian in the past has said he wants progress on the reopening of the border before he agrees to attend an Oct. 14 match in Turkey — about six weeks away.Word count: 923
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