Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Turkey-Armenia Relations in 2015: Thaw or Freeze?

26 June 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Chatham House, London


Tunç Aybak, Programme Leader, International Politics and Law, Middlesex University
Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Hratch Tchilingirian, Associate Faculty Member, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford



The mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War continue to be a divisive and highly politicized issue. The mixed reactions to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's message of condolence on 23 April highlighted the obstacles standing in the way of normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia. This event will explore whether the upcoming centenary of the genocide represents an opportunity for improvement. The speakers will offer initial remarks for approximately 10 minutes each, followed by an hour for questions and discussion.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.