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Turkish-Armenian Diplomacy: Bilateral and Regional Implications of Efforts to Normalize Relations

3 March 2010 - 12:00am

Chatham House, London



On 31 August 2009, the Turkish, Armenian and Swiss foreign ministries announced two protocols which detailed a timetable intended to lead to the opening of borders between Turkey and Armenia, mutual recognition and the establishment of diplomatic relations and several commissions, one responsible for historical disputes.

The unprecedented level of diplomatic exchange in the run up to the publication of the protocols will have significant implications for the entire Caucasus region. This seminar will discuss the normalization efforts, and the likely regional impact of the diplomatic process. Session one will look at Armenia and Turkey's moves towards normalising relations and session two will look at the regional implications.

The seminar is held with the kind support of Research Analysts, DSPPA, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The seminar will be held under the Chatham House Rule.